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First potato harvest and a quick look around

Well here we go the first potato reveals.  I have chose to reveal the Norland and Linzer Delikatess. The two pots each were setup with two seed potatoes each.  4 lbs of Norland and 1 lb of Linzer Delikatess.  We have had 5 weeks of dry weather with rain almost non existent and the harvest shows it.
By the way Ian, the Linzer were a great tasting potato, definitely going to grow more next year.
We managed to get an late harvest of raspberries as well as peas. So not a bad harvest and a good meal or two.

 

 

That’s all for now, see you in the garden!!

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Gardening Chit Chat

 

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Small Zebra wood bowl

Well today I am making a small Zebra wood bowl for my brother’s wife. My brother has plans to make a coffee table with Zebra wood top and another typw of wood for the legs and apron. The piece I am starting with is approx 6″ round and 2″ thick. I finish the piece with Mylands friction polish.
I found the Zebra wood a little more challenging to turn as it is a hardwood and the tools havee to be sharp and catches can happen quickly if the tool is presented wrongly
Until next time take care in your shop, stay safe and bye for now.
I hope to see you on down the road!
 
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Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Woodturning projects

 

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Gardening update July 13, 2015

Well another month has passed in the old garden and it’s time for an update. Things are growing both at home and up at Craig’s garden. At home I have a “mass” of tomatoes growing in what I call “Tomatoville”. Up at Craig’s all the beds, fruit beds and trees, flowers are producing quite well also.

I also take a look into some plants planted and started by my grand daughter while she was back in Canada.

See you in the Garden

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Gardening Chit Chat

 

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Patio table revolving tray

Well this week I am getting away from turning and doing a small woodworking project for our patio table. I am making a 15 1/2″ diameter revolving tray using some scrap 1″ x 1″ strips of walnut and cherry, some door knobs for feet and a 12″ diameter lazy susan bearing.

See you in the Workshop!

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Trays

 

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All decked out – Progress on deck building

Just a brief update showing what I have been upto for te past three weeks,deconstructing and rebuidling a deck in my backyard. This is just a show of what I have done and not a detail build.

Until next time, see you in the Workshop! –

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Coffee break chatter

 

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