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Poop poop

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Derek Jones

30 April 2010

After a long week holed up at the workshop I have finally made it back to the office this afternoon. What with it being Friday and ‘management’ having taken the day off to extend the weekend over four days I’m kind of wondering if it was absolutely necessary. After all much of what I do could be don ...

Join the queue

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Derek Jones

27 April 2010

Have you ever been in the position where you are trying to please too many people at the same time and in doing so succeed only in upsetting everyone? I was on site at a friend’s house over the weekend, not in any formal capacity by the way, and it became apparent that the reason for the delay in th ...

Not so lucky

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Derek Jones

21 April 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve had to do one of these so a little out of practise. Andrea has been doing an excellent job holding the fort while I’ve been on my hols and otherwise engaged on some essential projects that have had me cocooned up at the workshop from dawn until dusk. More than a handful  ...

Tea, coffee, chocolate anyone

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Andrea Hargreaves

15 April 2010

You know the old maxim about a change being as good a rest. Well, with reference to my colleague Matt"s Woodworking Plans & Projects blog, I have to confess that my keenness with the kettle has more to do with the need for an eye break away from the computer than it does with selflessness. I ...

Team support

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Andrea Hargreaves

13 April 2010

Yes, it"s me again, Derek having returned all bronzed from his holiday only, after a quick boast that it had been 90 degrees F on his island in the sun, to whiz off to the workshop on a secret project for a week, leaving me holding the fort at F&C Towers. So I started huffing and puffing a bit,  ...

What would Nanny say?

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Andrea Hargreaves

8 April 2010

I"m just gasting my flabber about the man who was awarded $1.5m dollars in damages against a tablesaw manufacturer for suffering finger injuries while cutting some oak flooring with its machine. The suit alleged negligence because of the absence of "flesh-detection" technology. This devi ...

A host of golden daffodils...

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Andrea Hargreaves

7 April 2010

I love the Easter holidays. It"s a long break like Christmas but without the stress of doing more than buying and eating a few Easter eggs. While on a wonderful walk over the South Downs I got to thinking, plodding one foot in front of the other in the teeth of a buffeting wind, how lucky we are ...

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