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I''m a believer

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Derek Jones

21 December 2012

Along with the rest of the office I’ve had my instructions to do a ‘Christmas blog’ before I go and even more so than usual I’m well and truly stumped as to what to offer. What on earth can I say about Christmas that you don’t already know or haven’t already heard? First of all I’m going to spare yo ...

Friday 14 December 2012

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Derek Jones

14 December 2012

It’s been a couple of busy weeks in the workshop and office getting the pre Christmas issues out on time with enough room to get things lined up for January. One of which was a behind the scenes tour of the All England Club, more commonly referred to as Wimbledon. Now if you think you’ve had a busy  ...

Bureau du Roi

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Derek Jones

28 November 2012

Issue 200 came and went in a flash and before I"d even seen it myself it was out on the shelves or dropping on the doormats of subscribers. Ok, that’s not exactly true as we do get a glimpse of it before hitting ‘print’, but the hard copy is still something special when you see it for the first  ...

Mr Sandman

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Derek Jones

12 November 2012

Inspiration for blogs can be like waiting for a bus. You wait hours for one and then two turn up at the same time. Apart from kick starting the next issue of F&C off to a flying start last week I dashed down to Yeovil with Anthony Bailey on Friday to meet with the tech guys from Magswitch. These cun ...

Game, set but no match

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Derek Jones

6 November 2012

We’re on the last few strokes of putting issue 200 together right now. This cycle included the half term holidays and bonfire night so all in all a busy few weeks. It’s going to be much the same until 2013 now as we launch ourselves into the issues that hit the newsstands over the Christmas period.  ...

Another site visit

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Derek Jones

24 October 2012

No sooner have we put the finishing touches to the last big project it seems we’re off and running on the next one. There are some great original features to be found in this property and I’m glad to say that most, like this staircase, are being incorporated into the new scheme. The chippie has bagg ...

14th annual London to Brighton run

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Derek Jones

10 October 2012

What was intended to be a brisk walk along the seafront at the weekend turned out to be something quite different when I came face to face with this little lot. In case you can’t tell it was a gathering of about a dozen V8 Defenders rumbling along Madeira Drive in Brighton as part of the SLSLRC (Sou ...

Bentley Weald Woodfair

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Derek Jones

21 September 2012

There’s just enough summer sun left in the day to enjoy one more outdoor event this year before heading into the workshop and lighting the wood-burner. Bentley Weald Woodfair is like no other show in the South East in that it celebrates practically every aspect of timber use. From fine furniture tha ...

What’s in the box?

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Derek Jones

18 September 2012

A brand new plane arrived on my bench today and the contrast couldn’t be greater between the one that has had me scratching my head for ideas and the one in the box. The first one is a Stanley No.5 that I liberated from the recycling bin at the tip last week and the other is Lee Valley’s latest offe ...

until normal service can be resumed

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Derek Jones

14 September 2012

Another week over so it must be time for a blog. Nothing terribly interesting to report this week which probably sounds as if I’ve been sitting here with my feet up. No such luck I’m afraid. Due to a technical hitch I can’t share the images I had in mind of a new project that has just got off the gr ...

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