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The wheel-building progress is stalling a bit – joining the rim proved to be more fiddly than I had hoped and expected, so the wheel itself is not yet all assembled. I’m now testing an alternative method to do the … Continue reading

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The spinning wheel is progressing well: I finished the bending part of the process this weekend.Here’s a pic of the bending in preparation: in front of me you see the steam box for the wood (not yet filled – it’s … Continue reading

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Yesterday was a public holiday in Germany (hence the blog silence) which I had totally forgotten about and was only reminded Wednesday afternoon (hence the unannouncedness of the blog silence). I spent the day in the most wonderful if exhausting … Continue reading

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Since I’ve been working with tools now, it’s very fitting that Gillian shared this lovely bit of knowledge with me: the publication of the Maestermyr tool chest is available online. It’s the full publication from the 1980s, in English, so … Continue reading

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I spent a few hours in the workshop yesterday, having a lot of fun. It’s been ages since I last used powered tools extensively, and I still never used them as much as this time around. I can absolutely appreciate … Continue reading

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Finally, all things necessary have come together: The wood that I need, the machines and tools that I need, and the lovely upstairs neighbour with time on his hands to show me how to use the machines. So on the … Continue reading

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Yesterday saw me working on a few open questions at once in the library in Bamberg, including pondering a few spinning wheel questions. There’s a lot of speculation abounding in regard to the output possible on a hand-spindle, on a … Continue reading

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