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    Yew sap warning

    Indeed the berries are sweet and rather like Pomegranate flesh but I only eat one at a time so as to be sure to spit out the pip / seed which is the toxic bit... not sure about making jam I am sure it would be delicious but would always be a tad edgy that one or two pips might slip through the net!
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    The Oak was cleaved from a larger log felled last Spring (2019) so as not to suffer splitting and then it was just turned as a cylinder on a normal pole lathe once I had the shape I liked I turned the lid at the end of the cylinder so it was sized to fit ±. The whole was then removed from the...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    No shame in making things well, imagine a half soaked cobbled together structure, it would drive you mad every time you looked at it or as yet another bit fell off... and you have inspired me to utilise a bunch of roofing slate offcuts I have from a project and could not bear to ditch...
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Always satisfying using leftovers and recycled materials. Looks rather like one I grew up using but not as a sentry! By the look of it it would have to be a gents in that case, standing room only or is it really a shed?
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    Post a photo of the last thing you made

    Oak pot with a lid turned on Pole lathe. Wondering if the Oak would impart flavour to any fluids supped from it, could be a USP....? It is only about 6" tall so probably better for the ashes of a cremated much loved Hamster or similar small creature..... Also turned a pestle that works...
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    Help - circle cutting

    All brilliant ideas, some more attainable than others for me but I must remember return to this page when the need for circles arise.............
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    Home made Round Tenon Cutters

    Andy, thank you so much for the follow-up on this, I am dealing with 'things' which prevent me doing the details justice but look forward very much to exploring the options..... I have always felt daun Colin, thank you so much for sharing the details and pic of your device.... the tenons look...
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    Home made Round Tenon Cutters

    Andy, thank you so much for the follow-up on this, I am dealing with 'things' which prevent me doing the details justice but look forward very much to exploring the options..... I have always felt daunted at the prospect of making tools of this level but yours and Colin's offerings have made me...
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    I do not have access to my main archive at present but will look when next working in the archive. I fear it will have been quite a while ago as my son who was with me was too young for cub scouts so I will have been working on film rather than digital which may limit what I can offer you but...
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    Sounds fascinating - I have always enjoyed living history events and am in awe of the dedication to detail of those that take part........ though those calling your man a bodger might factually be incorrect it is nice they know the term and it's links with green woodworking in these times of...
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    Indeed BJM, and to be much admired in their skills and deep understanding of the challenges of working with green wood................ I suspect though if used today as a term for describing something less than brilliant it would only be people of a certain age that would understand anyway...
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    Now is that High Wickham or High Wycombe....? Rather than based on a town / city I think the term refers to makers of chair legs operating in the woods around the Chilterns.... though I do not consider Sean to be afflicted in the same way but I am of the other definition: ' a person who...
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    Home made Round Tenon Cutters

    Hi, I have been either turning (on pole-lathe) or draw knifing round tenons for stools, chopping blocks and chairs and would really like to have a go at making a cutter or set of cutters. I know there are commercial ones available and some are reasonably priced but I would like have seen a few...
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    Hi Sean, good to hear from a fellow Bodger...... that lathe is still a work in progress and the tool rest came from it's predecessor - I am enjoying 'tuning' it to try and build in some of the novel ideas of others I have noted moving around the bazaars.... I have had a few goes on powered...
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    Count count......

    Jon, glad to know it's not just me and equally relieved the Moderators were on it like a shot and it seems you and I were not alone..........!
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    Wooden handle screwdrivers

    Vono, I am sure it will be to insert a Tommy bar to increase Torque......... however it does reinforce, right driver for right screws, as I have replicated this with the London Flat-point style but with an adjustable wrench and found where there is a good fit it works really well but when...
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    Wooden handle screwdrivers

    Pete I am inspired to look for something like this and do the same - I love this little stubby one, I can imagine it is a delight to handle...........
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    Wooden handle screwdrivers

    I agree there is something satisfying working with a tool that has been doing the same task for many years, or even decades (along with I am sure a few tasks for which they were not intended even if the design lends to prizing or levering )......... and the torque one can generate from a long...
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    First green oak project

    Quite a summerhouse........ I would love to have the nerve to tackle such a project......
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    new member green woodworky stuff

    Hi All, delighted to be among you all and thank you to those that have posted advice and guidance I have used but never really acknowledged........... many a crisis averted by seeking information and wisdom from others experiences related here... I really love making in wood but my greatest...
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