Browsing Archive: August, 2010

On the beach

Posted by Peter Baker on Thursday, August 26, 2010,

Yes, you read it right.  On the beach and not on the bench. I have been away from the Boleyn Workshop for a week in delightful Devon, it was a long painful break but I coped.  Something to do with the cream teas in Ringmore WI Hall perhaps or maybe the chips in Kingsbridge.  Salcombe had an excellent bakery and proper butchers who I can only salute.  Modbury didn't have any mods but the finest clotted cream from an old fashioned deli on the High Street.  You'd think I was obsessed with food b...


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On the bench part 2

Posted by Peter Baker on Monday, August 16, 2010,

The Walker Turner table saw from Portishead is up on the workbench for first inspection.  The saw table itself and the extensions are basically sound and just need a good clean and a getting rid of the surface rust.  They are put away for a rainy Saturday afternoon in the football season when Weymouth Town FC are away.  It will be just them, me and a bottle of WD40.  Let me tell you it will get pretty steamy in there.  A quick wipedown reveals the patent number on the cast iron base, 2,008,67...


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On the bench

Posted by Peter Baker on Sunday, August 15, 2010,

Yeah well what can I say?  I just wrote 100 words on the restoration of the Walker Turner bench saw and then highlighted it and deleted it by mistake.  I'm going to bed to sulk.


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Amateur enthusiast woodworking machinery user and restorer.


Pete My name is Pete and apart from the above,I'm a football fan and Old School Pessimist. Maybe because I've been supporting West Ham for over forty years. Priced out of the Premier League like so many and football in general,I now go to any local non league club when I can. On our corner plot we have room for bees and chickens by the workshops. My machinery is mostly made by the Coronet Tool Co from England and Walker Turner who are American. If you have enjoyed looking at this site and want to comment on it or any of the content then please go to the Guestbook.

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