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    Posted: 30 Jan 2011 at 1:17pm
i do enjoy seeing inside other peoples workshops and this months artical on the highlandwoodnut
is great its a big area he needs it for all that woodart he creates carving, burning ,waxing.sawing
mind you john youve obviously been on your hols for a month or two its not quite how i remember
it its so neat and tidy hardly any shavings on the floor thanks for showing us john keep up the good work regards jim
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Yeah I seem to think it had far more stuff on the floor I think he has pimped it up for inclusion in the mag I hope the stardom doesn't go to your head John! I might have to keep your feet on the ground by re-posting your appalling abuse of the skew!!!!
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The wee dog looked really happy to be up out of reach of the shavings

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Have you guys got this months woodturning mag already? I can't get mine until friday

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Quite a few woman turners (not a bad thing)!
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Originally posted by andi fincher andi fincher wrote:

Have you guys got this months woodturning mag already? I can't get mine until friday

.........Don't tell me what happens, you'll ruin it for me

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Pointless buying it now





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What you don't subscribe????????????????????
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No, but I keep meaning to

I cant wait to see Johns showcase now

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Originally posted by andi fincher andi fincher wrote:

No, but I keep meaning to

I cant wait to see Johns showcase now

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Hubby did offer to get me a subscription for xmas, but with him getting me the arbortech, and the V/S motor, I thought he'd got me more than enough, I will got round to it...eventually

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Hi all
dont get mine for weeks  I got januaries today and saw one of my rays in there, now owned my mark sanger, so that was good to see I will look foreward to seeing johns write up, in the mag how about somebody putting up a picture so I dont have to wait. cheers all chris
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it must be like xmas every month with all that anticipation Chris
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I got mine now, You should see it Chris, it's great Rosie has got her' cute' face on!!!

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Which John ? - Not got my copy yet either !
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Hi, For those who do not subscribe to the Magazine there is an offer on at the moment to Clubs and associations.This is 40% off so it is £27 instead of £45 for 12 issues.I am not on Commission either.Regards John
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Originally posted by chill chill wrote:

it must be like xmas every month with all that anticipation Chris

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I really do look foreward to the mag every month though the furer has to look at it first then she hands it over and tells me all the good stuff ! dont know why I bother LOLregards chris
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Hi All,      I am so glad some of you enjoyed the wee peek into my workshop. I am very honoured to be given the chance to show the rest of the world my own little world. It is a far cry from the usual beautifully laid out pristine workshops that we see so often in the mag.I have great admiration for the owners who keep them so clean and orderly.
Mind you, if you took away all the non woodturning tools, odds and ends and a few shavings ,my workshop could look like them. And I reckon that my sheep could fly.
No Way.... I love my workshop the way it is. Although I do have to clear up every Tuesday afternoon to get ready for the WHW club night.
The main part of the workshop was built about 21 yrs ago and has had a bit more added onto it from time to time. In total it has cost me about £130.00.Just about every bit of it is made from recycled materials including the floor which is old conveyor belt laid onto packed earth. Initially it was just packed earth as this helped keep a higher humidity level essential for wooden boat work.
Although the workshop may look a bit cluttered and chaotic to you, to me ,it is just a wonderful place to work,or not to as the case may be.
It is so nice to sit by the wood burning stove with a mug of chamomile tea and just look around the place and ponder over the vast array of old tools on shelves and hanging from nails on the walls and beams. Apart from the windows, and even they are festooned with tools , almost every inch is home to some tool or other.
I get a lot of pleasure from the many pictures we have in the house but I get even more pleasure from my collection of tools on display in the workshop.many of which are over 100 yrs old. They are all kept sharp and in good working order and to use an old tool that has been used by previous generations of skilled craftsmen adds another dimension to the pleasure I get from working with wood.
I have a lot of tools stashed away in boxes and chests and I love that moment when I open a chest to find that tool for a special job that a modern tool cannot achieve.
It is not just a chest full of old tools It is a chest full of memories and tales of where the tool came from, who gave it to me the old boat builder I worked with who recognised my fascination I had with tools and passed them on to me so they would continue to be used properly and not sold on as an antique.
I love that smell or should I say aroma, that..wafts up from the open chest, linseed oil on the beech wood planes, the oil on the steel blades, the old woody smell of the chest itself.
The box containing my boat caulking tools has that wonderful smell of Stockholm tar from the wad of oakum used to seal the seams in boat planks.
I could go on and on for ages but I hope that this will give you a true flavour of what my workshop is to me that I could not describe in the article.
I don't know whether the workshop is a reflection of me ,or possibly I am a reflection of it. There are lots of hidden corners and forgotten skills, it's a bit cluttered in an orderly sort of way,laid back? maybe, there is a little bit of humor there and it is a bit frayed round the edges. It is spontaneous and full of ideas and has been known to change peoples lives, usually for the better, Just recently it has changed the lives of 12 people who are now woodturners.
It is a very special place for me and I hope it may encourage some of you to come up here and see for your selves.
Thank you for reading this, comments most welcome.
Cheers   John.
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