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Toys are us

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Matthew Long

25 March 2010

I"ve just made a nice little mini project for the magazine... The idea for the projects is to make some executive toys, and this one is all about using a sprung bit of timber to flick a light ball into a pot at the other end of the toy. I got the idea from a similar small plastic toy in a Christ ...

Hanging on the telephone

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Matthew Long

23 March 2010

I don"t know about you, but I prefer doing most of the jobs around the house myself. There are a number of reasons for this, not least of which is the enjoyment and satisfaction I get from these things. Another of the main reasons, however, is I just hate arranging for trades people to turn up,  ...

Show business

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Matthew Long

15 March 2010

Well, back to work after the weekend"s fun at Ally Pally. I manned the GMC stand on the Friday and Saturday with my colleagues Mark and Rhona, and we had a great time meeting you all. It"s always a pleasure to catch up with readers and find out what is firing up their enthusiasm for woodwork ...

Show time

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Matthew Long

11 March 2010

Well, tomorrow I head to Alexandra Palace for the Get Woodworking Live show, and as mentioned in my previous blog, I am really looking forward to meeting any of you who are going. This will be my third big show, after Yandles and the D&M show, and it"s always great to meet folk and to see if the ...

Woodwork show

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Matthew Long

9 March 2010

Well, I"ve had my time in the workshop and now need a few office days to sort out the words and pictures for some of the work we have done. So, it"s head down, and get writing and proof-reading time. On the bright side, myself and a couple of our other woodwork editors, and the boss, are goi ...

Back to the workshop

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Matthew Long

4 March 2010

Thinking up, then creating a new series for a magazine is a difficult, but ultimately satisfying, project. We needed a replacement for Don"t Panic in WPP, but along the same lines. So we came up with the idea of Quick Fix... along the same lines, but the title implies a little more flexibility i ...

Workshop day

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Matthew Long

2 March 2010

Yeehaa! It"s off to the workshop today. This month"s mini projects for the magazine are all going to be turning based, so I"m gonna try and improve my skills on the lathe with a bit more practice... I still haven"t thought of exactly what I"m going to be making. Mark Baker the ed ...

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