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#49

Only A Year To Go

Laughing In one year and two days... it will be my birthday.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-08-10 08:44:09 | |
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#48

One Good Turn....

emoticon:videocam Since Friday I've been helping with the Good Timber show. This is held at New Creation Farm one a year, and it's the second time I've helped out.

Good Timber is one of the businesses run by the New Creation Christian Community, to which I belong. This business sells English and Australian hardwoods - primarily to hobbyist wood turners, but also to people making hand crafted furniture and expensive bespoke kitchens.

A local wood turner Guy Ravine was with us and demonstrated turning various of the woods. He had (and created) bowls, vases, and other intriguing artefacts from the different woods. Wood is a beautiful material - unparalleled in beauty by any manmade substance. Turning and finishing wood - whether it be walnut or lignum vitae [1] or beech - brings out the subtle elegance of the grain. Particularly in the hands of a master craftsman like Guy Smile .

Strangely enough the real star of the show was a timber called Kerto from Finland. This is a (man made !) softwood laminate that we obtained as a by-product of the construction industry. It's also known by it's more common name - plywood... shhhh... Wink

Despite this, it actually turns very well - the laminate forming a distinctive grain. It's also cheap enough for beginners to turn big blocks without wasting too much money Very Happy . See the images below for what can be done with it by the tools of an expert....

Turned Kerto More Turned Kerto
[1]Whose name means 'living rock'. This African hardwood sinks in water and is so hard they used to make ball bearings with it.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-08-08 10:51:02 | |
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#47

Let's Get Personal

emoticon:noise Ok, it does happen occasionally; I've made a decision Laughing .

My Techie Blog looks very dry compared to some. All my personal stuff I keep over on the Voidspace Blogspot. This means my non techie friends, I do have some Wink , don't have to wade through incomprehensible jargon. It also means some of my friends have to subscribe to both. Unfortunately a side effect is that those who only subscribe to my Techie blog might think I have no life at all Surprised .

From now on I'm going to include my personal stuff in the Techie blog as well. The Techie blog is going to grow much faster than my personal one - but while I only do personal blogs once a week, or every few days, it shouldn't be a problem.

Update

After some feedback suggesting this is a bad decision, I'm reconsidering.

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Posted by Fuzzyman on 2005-08-08 10:17:59 | |
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The Old Blog Archives

There was so much ancient wisdom distilled into my old blog, that I couldn't let it just creep ignominiously into the pages of cyber-history. More to the point I'm still getting some hits from google with the old entries. Here are the archives of my previous Blogger based blog.

The Old Voidspace BlogThe Old Techie Blog

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