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  1. akirk

    first turned dish

    very! hopefully getting a lathe later this year!
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    first turned dish

    having borrowed a lathe for a couple of weeks, this is the fourth thing I have turned and the first attempt at faceplate turning... made from olive ash, there was a flaw in the wood which meant I lost a bit of height, so this became a dish rather than bowl... not sure what we will use it for but...
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    Settlers of Catan - or cutting hexagons...

    have a borrowed lathe here for a few weeks... first play (not experienced with lathes) v.1 of a robber baron for settlers... quite pleased for a first attempt...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    latest projects... jenga set - large - made from hardwood... in the foreground, laminating wood to make a paddle with my godson...
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    trebor woodworking machines?

    The website is old and runs through Zen Cart (software that has not been used for c. 10 years and which I wouldn't trust to be secure) put their details into companies house: TREBOR WOODWORKING MACHINES LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House) and you will see that they...
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    Anomaly in growth rings...

    looks as though there has been an intrusion of some type, something digging into the trunk? looks good for the construction of tripod ladders ;) welcome to the forum...
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    Anyone experienced with extra large workshop builds in a UK garden?

    That would definitely need planning - one of the requirements of permitted development is single storey and while it might be argued to be that I think you would also struggle to get a mezzanine layer into PD height...
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    Anyone experienced with extra large workshop builds in a UK garden?

    Hence my suggestion of losing c. 1.5 foot either side ;) - ultimately measurements are presumably rough until the house is owned and the OP has something accurate to measure with - I wouldn’t base anything on estate agent’s details!
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    Anyone experienced with extra large workshop builds in a UK garden?

    I would agree - and there is a challenge in knowing where boundaries sit between hobby / personal use / commercial - and where commercial would require a change of use, personal or hobby use would not - yet there is no reason why a hobby use shouldn't use exactly the same machines as a...
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    Anyone experienced with extra large workshop builds in a UK garden?

    nope - permitted is exactly that... there are a number of potential complications though - from PD (Permitted Development) having been removed (tends to be on more recent new builds, but could happen as a part of an earlier planning permission grant) - to possible issues if in a conservation...
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    Anyone experienced with extra large workshop builds in a UK garden?

    This is a good place to start with what you are allowed to do etc.: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/ more specifically here: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission...
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    Furniture scriber branding outcome.

    looking good - very professional
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    Modular toolbox/toolchest

    it is worth noting that Halfords offer substantial discounts if you have a trade card - and if you have a company, getting a trade card is not difficult... you won't get discounts on things like car radios or bikes - but tools and tool chests, can be worthwhile... eg: tool chests are mainly 20%...
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    Lathe purchase ideas...

    You are right - and it is deliberate - it is I guess more of a question as to which price band to go for - those are the two lathes that seem to be popular for those price bands - and the question was more whether it was worth spending more, or whether there was sufficient capability in the...
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    Lathe purchase ideas...

    thank you, there seems to be a clear direction :)