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The day after repro

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Matthew Long

25 February 2010

It"s the day after my magazine deadline, and so it"s time to look at "forward planning", as it is called... or at least I told this by people wiser than me. Though it seems to me to obvious that planning has to be about something forward, as you cannot really do backwards planning. U ...

Monday morning

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Matthew Long

22 February 2010

Oh for the comfort of sitting in a shed with a hot mug of tea and time to ponder the next project. Instead I had to slog through a miserable wet monday morning to get to work. At least we are too far south here for it to be snowing. The good news is that Issue 40, whose deadline is this wednesday, i ...

Shuttered up

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Matthew Long

17 February 2010

I mentioned in a previous blog about turning a rolling pin, and how hard it would be to make a living doing such work. The last few days in the workshop I"ve proved to myself yet again the hard work woodworking can involve. I"ve been making two pairs of bi-fold shutters for three metre tall  ...

Hinges and brackets

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Matthew Long

11 February 2010

Well, I"m back after a couple of days off (Thanks for standing in, Our Anthony). I didn"t do anything too exciting, but had a couple of days to take from last year and had to fit them in soon or lose them. We"ve all been there, I"m sure. It was time to catch up on a few chores around ...

Our Anthony speaks

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Matthew Long

9 February 2010

Well Matt’s off for a couple days so here I am holding the fort. Because the magazine is a well planned and choreographed production, having Matt off doesn’t cause me major headaches I’m pleased to say. I seem to spend most of my days in the workshop which is where I am right now. There’s a strong s ...

Long weekend

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Matthew Long

5 February 2010

Well, the week is almost up, and I"ve had a cracking time in the workshop this week. The kitchen mini projects have been a lot of fun, though this morning I"ve discovered a spelk in my finger from yesterday"s work. A sharp chisel will be used a little later to bet the belter out... but d ...

Ode to the rolling pin

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Matthew Long

3 February 2010

Rolling pins. That’s right, rolling pins. Well, one rolling pin to be exact. Yep, it’s workshop week again, and for this edition, the mini projects for the magazine are all kitchen based. Hence the rolling pin. In beech. It’s great to get out of the office and just make some stuff, as I always say.  ...

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