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The heat is on

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Matthew Long

27 July 2010

Well, here at WPP Towers, I"ve got to say it is baking hot and humid. And it isn"t making office life any easier... though there"s always the cooling charm of the workshop to look forward to tomorrow. Though I won"t be making, as the day will be devoted to shooting the cover for issu ...

Workshop Friday

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Matthew Long

23 July 2010

Well, it"s workshop Friday, and I"ve had a lot of fun making a mini-project for issue 46. It"s another " storage solution" and is a pair of steps, which doubles as storage space. I"ve made them in mdf, which I"ve biscuit-jointed together, using a router to round-over the  ...

Wedged tenons

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Matthew Long

14 July 2010

I"ve had a cracking day in the workshop recently. Getting ahead in the magazine cycle, I decided it was time to tackle something a little more challenging for the mini projects for the next issue. So, with some offcuts of oak, I came up with a design for a wedged tenon shelving unit. It"s a  ...

Home time

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Matthew Long

9 July 2010

Well, it"s just about home time, and the end of a busy woodworking week is nigh. The last issue, number 44 has just arrived in the office and looks very good, and the next issue waiting for repro, number 45 has it"s deadline next Wednesday. It"s always pleasing to see the first hard copy ...

Stoolball

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Matthew Long

5 July 2010

As my colleague Derek has mentioned, the company has an annual stoolball game. I know, I know, you"ve heard enough of sport in these blogs but, honestly, it"s something of an institution in these here parts. It"s a mixture of rounders and cricket, with a wooden bat shaped a little like a ...

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