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Are Coconuts getting smaller?

Now there is a school of thought that says everything seems bigger when your young but I am sure I remember coconuts  being bigger. I always enjoy a bit of blacksmithing, but don’t often get a chance. There is something … Continue reading

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Is it a Flower or is it a lamp Post?

Now even by my standards this is an unusual project. I have started work with a lighting designer who has been engaged to light a new sculpture about to be installed in a public park in the near future. The sculpture is based … Continue reading

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A Daffodil for Mothers Day

As promised in earlier posts its time for some practice working with copper before I attempt to make a central heating boiler for my workshop. Now I am no stranger working with steel and iron, having had a forge now … Continue reading

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How to make Bacon taste better

It was a quiet Sunday morning, no one wants me, and therefore I have a chance to play. Now it happens I have been watching the Hairy Bikers new series, not quite sure how I can describe them if you haven’t … Continue reading

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I want to be an apprentice

Occasionally life smiles upon you, and this week was one of those occasions. I was lucky to go with a party of fellow wheelwrights to an after hours private view around the Royal Mews, escorted by their coachmen. For the want … Continue reading

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Do people still buy books?

For a long time now I have been working on a book about leather craft, and have been slowly gathering content. Over the same time I have made a number of videos, posted them on you tube, which if I … Continue reading

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It needs knobs and Dials

 I am not someone who is very good at sitting still, so when I know I am going to have a few days off I like to have a project. One of my goals for this summer is to make … Continue reading

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