Monday, 12 April 2010

A long week…

…at least it feels like it! Which is a good thing, because I’ve been on holiday all week and have another one to come – if I make it seem as long again, these two weeks could feel like a month off work!

I finished the plate I was making for that chap and managed to get it posted off to France – it should arrive tomorrow, I hope he likes it. Here’s my original he wanted…


…and here’s the copy.


Almost the same, barring photography and the fact that the original broke in storage – in fact it’s better made!


Me, off a-posting!

We spent a day visiting our friend Penny in nearby Pocklington, who we haven’t seen for a year (!) and her new dog. We took him for a long walk in the wettest wood ever, but it was so nice to see Pen we didn’t care about the mud.

We also went to Hull to pick up an ebay win – a lovely piece of teak countertop for the workshop. We stopped off at the Humber bridge which has a nature reserve to one side. I’ve never been before, that bridge is huge!


I’ve spent the rest of my time painting the workshop, boy it’s taking a lot of time to get that finished! I haven’t any photos of it finished but we finally got the floor primed and painted too. We also ordered the wood today for the workbenches and table which are going to look like this, but longer. Once again, I have to say that Ana at knock-off wood is amazing and her plans are awesomesauce. If you haven’t already, I urge you to clickedy click the link now.


When the wood arrives tomorrow afternoon I will know the painting is nearly finished. Nearly, because all the benches will be painted too – do any of you love painted wood? I’m a sucker for it. By the way, it took all day today to calculate how much wood we need - ‘sell it in even lengths madam? No, we only do weird random lengths, so you’d better be good at maths!’

Those who know me well know I get a bit too excited about tools, but I haven’t had a chance to use my new laser-guided circular saw yet and my trigger finger is itching.

On Saturday we took a morning off to visit our local car boot sale, not so rich pickings but I did find a few things. More on that tomorrow…



  1. Wow that's amazing, how do you copy the plate pattern?

  2. Haha, I was remaking my own work not copying someone else's - the original work was an installation and there was only one of each piece but as luck would have it the one plate the French guy wanted to buy had cracked in storage, so I had to remake it.