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Thursday 28 June 2012

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Simon Frost

28 June 2012

Hi all, On Monday I spent another afternoon at the workshop with Anthony, this time we were assembling some Bosch kit – a compound mitre saw table and a table saw which we’ll be testing soon. It caused a bit of head scratching at times, but we got there in the end! Anthony is off until next week now ...

Friday 22 June 2012

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Simon Frost

22 June 2012

Greetings from a blustery Lewes! Apart from the wind rattling the window frames, it’s all a little quiet here at the moment – with just myself, Tegan and Derek holding the fort in the woodwork office while everyone else is away on holiday, on work trips or in the workshop. Ah, the life of woody publ ...

Rain stopped play...

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Anthony Bailey

21 June 2012

Oh dear, it’s all gone horribly wrong. British weather at its worst and the Axe Vale Show, Devon cancelled. I was due to be there this weekend along with my colleague Derek Jones Editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine but it was not to be. Of course GMC attend a number of woodworking or wo ...

Saws, features, football.

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Simon Frost

15 June 2012

Hi all, This week at work has been a healthy mixture of writing in the office and trips out for one reason or another. On Wednesday I went to the workshop with Anthony to get the lowdown on handsaws and a bit of hands-on practice with tenon saws and Japanese pull saws. I have to admit my cuts were a ...

Yippeee!

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Anthony Bailey

13 June 2012

Yes, it’s sunny for a while, the whole of today hopefully, it fair lifts the spirits what? Just about to leave the office and its splendid view of the South Downs beyond the town and head for the GMC workshop with my deputy Simon. He needs to get a bit of woodworking practice in and take a bit of th ...

Thanks to the Queen, now back to those beams

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Simon Frost

8 June 2012

Hi everybody, I hope you all had fun with the extra two days we had thanks to her majesty Liz. Whether you’re a fan of the monarchy or not, I think everyone was thankful for the double weekend – why don’t they do the same every year?... I managed to squeeze a lot in, catching up with friends and fam ...

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