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Is it a book or is it a film?

For some time I have been having discussions with http://www.heritagecraft.co.uk about the formats to use for our new publications, Do we put everything on video, is it a book, and how do we earn a living, a problem far cleverer people … Continue reading

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The Moment of Truth!!!

If you have seen my posts before you will know for the last couple of months I have been making a cedar wood hot tub and wood fired water heater to warm it all up. Finally its all assembled, the … Continue reading

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Put an Old Man out of his Misery

some days you just have to put aside all thoughts of hedonistic pleasure, in my workshop knocking seven bells out of bits of wood, and instead concentrate on earning your daily crust. Which is why I am spending the weekend helping at … Continue reading

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We can all breath out

Every husband or boyfriend will know of that moment of fear and dread just before you hand over “the present”. By day whilst we may not all be captains of industry, but we are decisive, and capable of making decisions. Until it involves … Continue reading

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Its a Secret!

Once again valentines day approaches and a gentleman’s fancy turns to romance. So what do you get your beloved, particularly  if you have been together for a few years and your starting to run out of inspiration. I had that problem a couple … Continue reading

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So close but so far

My most popular video is one I made about making a Leather Briefcase for a young lady who was just going off to university. It was an interesting project as she wanted tan leather with yellow thread so there wasn’t … Continue reading

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After years of trying

  For some time now I have been trying to make shoe polish, which seems a ridiculous ambition really when you consider how cheap it is to buy ready made in the supermarket, and really as more and more people wear … Continue reading

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