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Archive - 2010 01

Back to the future

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Matthew Long

28 January 2010

Well, issue 39 is in the bag, and now it"s time to look ahead at our next issue. And again, as in 39, we will have a new series starting, but you"ll have to go and buy the mag to find out. (Though I"ll tell you after the issue has been published, of course.) When this new series is publi ...

Projects

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Matthew Long

26 January 2010

It"s always great to hear when readers try out a project in the magazine and build it. Since I"ve jointed WPP I"ve quite a few emails and pictures from people who have enjoyed our projects, and many from people who haven"t tried one of our projects exactly, but have modified it somew ...

Repro looms

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Matthew Long

21 January 2010

We are now entering the end of the magazine production cycle for WPP39, and that means all the hard work has to be done... the proofreading. It"s a great way of reminding oneself exactly what is in the magazine, and as you pour over the magazine proofs you really get into the nitty gritty of the ...

Cover shoot

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Matthew Long

20 January 2010

Yesterday was all about getting the cover shot for WPP39. And it was my turn again to do the "mogelling". I"ve done a few shoots now, and what amazes me most is the difference between what I actually do with woodworking tools, and how it looks when you photograph it. I don"t think I  ...

Friday fun

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Matthew Long

15 January 2010

A great way to round off the week... a bit of woodturning on a Friday afternoon. I"ve just completed a few pieces for a selection of mini projects for the garden, and had a great time. As I"ve said before, I never tried woodturning until I became editor of WPP, and I must say I really enjoy  ...

Snow joke

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Matthew Long

13 January 2010

Hmmmm, another morning of trudging through the snow to the train station, jumping on an overcrowded and late running train. Did I ever write about how lovely the snow-laden scenery of The Downs was on the way to work? Enough already!I know feel like Bob Cratchit.... The view from the office windows  ...

Cold comfort

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Matthew Long

7 January 2010

You know, I quite like the snow and ice and the cold. It feels like a proper winter, rather like the winters I remember as a child when I was living in the North of England. For a long time now we"ve enjoyed balmy winters, and I must admit to have enjoyed not feeling the chill wind of a very col ...

New Year, new magazine

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Matthew Long

4 January 2010

Well, it"s Monday, and it"s back to work. So a happy new decade to everyone. These Mondays after Christmas are really hard work. I"ve got a foggy brain, can"t remember what on earth it is I am supposed to be doing, and there"s even a backlog of emails to get through... Come on, o ...

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