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Tiny Voices From A Beach at the Edge of the World

I am a big fan of low tech.  There’s something about a level of technology that ensures that you sense the human hand that has contributed to the fashioning of a thing that is deeply pleasing.  Perfection is somehow imperfect.  … Continue reading

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Shingles Schmingles

Eeeeeaaaassssyyyy. Actually I take that back, if only because I know it’s tempting fate.  However, despite yesterday’s trepidation, I actually managed to make some shingles.  Just one to start with, then another three. I was aware that when splitting wood … Continue reading

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The shaving horse – phase three

Right!  Having taken off the top of the legs it’s time to make the frame that sits around the bench and grasps the wood.  I used some scraps of hardwood that a friend was getting rid of – oak and … Continue reading

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Shaving Horse – Phase 2

The next thing of course is the legs.  My dear, occasionally rather pessimistic father assured me it would come out all wonky – and so it did, to start with. I drilled four holes at an angle of about 22.5 … Continue reading

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The Shaving Horse – phase 1

I went down to the woodshed this morning to look for a plank, roughly 6″ by 2″ by 52″ish to form the main part of the shaving horse.  The plans are from the interweb. There were a couple of contenders … Continue reading

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