Went down to Capstone Farm Country Park yesterday to attend a meeting of the Kent branch of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers. The Country Park is in Gillingham where I was born and brought up - so returning to my old stamping ground.
This is Kristian who organised the event and who has also arranged for me to run a Weekend Workshop there on 18th & 19th April. There may be a couple of places still available - contact Kristian directly :- mob 07941805820 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some interesting drilling techniques emerged . . . this looks like a good one. I'm really sick of drilling 1 3/4" holes for stool legs through 2" thick Ash, Beech, Elm etc with a brace and bit. Unfortunately I didn't get the make of this bit of kit - anyone else have experience of them ??
John Burbage showing some lateral thinking here. He uses long augers with hexagonal shanks and turns them with a socket and bar.
Drove up to Moira on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire borders on Saturday to look at a litter of puppies. This is the little chap we've chosen and we'll be collecting him in a couple of weeks.