A Busy Weekend....

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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 02-12-2007 11:44 PM 757 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a busy weekend that was!!!! Saturday saw me up at the crack of dawn for the Alexandra Palace Woodworking Exhibition. A couple of buddies drove up with me so it was a very enjoyable day. We also met up with various members of the UK Workshop forum – what a crazy bunch of guys :) I put some pictures of the days events here….
I got home at about 6pm and then had to go straight out to play with my Band. Bed at 2:30am….....a tired boy indeed!
Sunday was “family day”. You know, making up for all that fun ;) No woodwork that day but I have made up for it.
Finished another plane, a simple beech rebate plane this time. I do enjoy making wooden planes, such fun, and a real joy when you see them working. Need to make some more hollow and rounds to fill out my toolchest.
The fluted table is coming along well. I have finished the table (except the glue!) and made sliding dovetails to take the lower rail. Need to make the drawer and we are there. This is a good looking project, I can’t believe it I actually designed it.
Oh, and I have been making a replacement mantlepiece for my Mother-in-laws living room. Steamed pear with a live edge. The oil went on today, pictures once it is in place!

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#1 posted 02-13-2007 12:25 AM

Phil – were do you get the energy. I whine and moan about making a small box – not about making it, but how long it takes me.

Your output is fantastic. And I really like this project.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 02-13-2007 03:00 AM

Looking Good.

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#3 posted 02-13-2007 03:20 AM

You don’t really sleep, right? Or does the boss just not notice your doing your own thing, rather than fixing up old homes?

Very nice.

Looking forward to the Mantle as well.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 02-13-2007 09:00 AM

Thanks guys!
Sleep?? That’s a waste of ‘shop time….........;)

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#5 posted 02-13-2007 02:31 PM

Phil, you do more in a day than I can accomplish in a year, sheesh!! Tables, mantlepieces, planes, band, etc!! ;^) I must be getting old. ;^(

-- Jesus is Lord!

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