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Archive - 2010 05

Against the clock

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Derek Jones

27 May 2010

Always keen to make the most of the available resources I’ve allocated 10 minutes of the day to get this blog done and posted before moving on to item number two on my agenda. First of all some housekeeping notes; Triton Woodworker of the Year competition – you’re still in with a chance of wining as ...

Just popping out for a minute

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Derek Jones

25 May 2010

I learnt a truly amazing fact a few minutes ago and it’s going to irritate me until the end of the day. Apparently – and this comes from Autocar magazine – the side on which the fuel cap is located on your car is depicted in the graphic of the fuel pump on the fuel gauge on the dashboard. Fuel pump  ...

Keep on trucking

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Derek Jones

21 May 2010

Finally got my own bench out of storage and had it shipped down to the F&C workshop this week so I don’t feel as though I’m camping out and working out of tool boxes all the time. I shall try and get some shelves up and things on the wall next week before deciding where the lines of de-Markation wil ...

Bend me shape me

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Derek Jones

19 May 2010

This is the fourth week in our cycle and today is repro day which roughly translated means that the current issue is completed. There are no points awarded for being early so on time is good enough, or as one of my predecessors used to say “Good enough for rock and roll.” I mentioned last week I had ...

a day or two in the life

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Derek Jones

13 May 2010

The pace is quickening in the office as we get towards the end of this issue’s cycle so just enough time to fill you in with what I’ve been up to for the last couple of days. A fascinating day spent at ercole’s headquarters in Prince’s Risborough yesterday, where they are celebrating their 90th anni ...

Everyone a winner

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Derek Jones

11 May 2010

I’ve had instructions from the office next door to flag up the Triton of the year woodwork competition. As a result of last weeks post I’m now aware that we have an avid reader of this spot in the Netherlands taking us to a total of, wait for it, 3. My advice right now Mr. L is to enter something (a ...

and anyone else who knows me

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Derek Jones

6 May 2010

It’s Thursday and that means blog day. You’ve probably noticed that I do struggle with these. I’m sure it was explained to me at some point how important they are but I’m not sure who I feel more sorry for. You for reading them, me for writing them or the folk who think they’re important thinking th ...

May-day may-day

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Derek Jones

4 May 2010

Spent far too long on the M25, at the front end of this weekend, in glorious sunshine only for it to cloud over the minute I got out of the car. This kind of set the pace for the rest of the weekend actually. Nipping in and out of doors to perform various tasks around the veg plot. The spuds are up  ...

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