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A different way of working

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Anthony Bailey

7 May 2019

In this month’s Woodworking Crafts magazine our feature is about Lotta Boholm Wall from Långserud, Sweden. She is a chainsaw carver who likes to have fun creating artworks in wood using a chainsaw.

She isn’t alone as a female chainsaw carver – I did a feature on Ella Fielding, Tree Pirate, for sister magazine Woodcarving a while ago and I know there are others out there wielding what many still regard as a dangerous machine to create marvels from tree trunks.

 

A Hot, Hot Summer

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Anthony Bailey

10 September 2018

I’ve been busy throughout the summer and lovely though the hot weather has been, it’s uncomfortable when the workshop gets unbearably hot. Because of the way it is built and insulated it actually gets worse towards the end of an afternoon as the heat finally seeps through, earlier in the day I just had to keep the doors shut although it made it a bit airless.

Putting My World To Rights

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Anthony Bailey

10 April 2018

I never seem to be short of jobs that need doing at home, and sometimes they inspire articles in the magazine too. Actually I’ve just thought of one but I won’t tell you what it is right now, but it should get into print.

 

New Year, New Aspirations

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Anthony Bailey

11 January 2018

I think we all greet a new year with new hopes and aspirations. The days slowly lengthen and the sun seems to shine more, even if spring plants haven’t awakened yet from their slumbers.

‘Discover Axminster Day' - 23 November 2017

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Anthony Bailey

28 November 2017

This year’s ‘Discover Axminster Day’ was held at Walsall Football Stadium in the West Midlands.

Plumb Crazy- Editor's Blog

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Anthony Bailey

24 August 2017

This week just gone, I have been ripping out our old bathroom sink and building a cabinet framework for a new (old), big and impressive sink which we paid £8 at our local recycling centre

In The Wings - On A Prayer

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Anthony Bailey

24 July 2017

Last weekend us ‘amdram’ folk – the back stage crew that is - met up on the stage in our deserted village hall to try and sort out the scenery

It was hot, hot, hot!

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Anthony Bailey

26 June 2017

Honestly, we moan about bad weather and now we are all moaning about good weather. The hot summer sun is fantastic but it’s not the weather for getting anything useful done. Mornings are okay and evenings more so, but last weekend I was working outdoors part of the time, then a break in the cool of  ...

Catch Up

Josh Alliston

26 May 2017

Hi Everyone, I don’t know about you but like it or not I use social media rather a lot. Recently I seem to be doing quite a bit of Facebook and Twitter but my Pinterest, Instagram and this blog column have got a bit left behind. Truth is there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep updating them all ...

Start as you mean to go on….

Anthony Bailey

3 February 2017

This year is turning out to be quite busy as I expected to be quite honest. I’m doing various work at one of our local community halls, I’ve now been co-opted on to the committee on account of my practical skills – sometimes it pays not to let people know you are quite good at dealing with problems… ...

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