Browsing Archive: January, 2010

New owners at West Ham, will this mean cash for the Boleyn Workshop?

Posted by Peter Baker on Friday, January 22, 2010,
Probably not.  But would it hurt messrs Gold and Sullivan to cough up towards the new roof for the workshop?  Again probably not.  But surely if as they say they are keen for supporters to invest in to the club, why should the club not invest in to my workshop.  Actually it would technically be a gift not an investment but let's not split hams here. I mean hairs, sorry.  On a practical note there should be large order for box profile sheeting if  the corner between the East Stand and the The ...
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Workshop crisis averted

Posted by Peter Baker on Sunday, January 17, 2010,
Not a bad Sunday really.  A rare lie in, invitation for a traditional roast at the wifes sisters, blue skies at last, and only the anxiety of the Hammers being away to Villa.  Hmm, the one thirty kickoff clashes with the roast.  Damn Sky Sports and their damn schedule.  However a quick text to my son gets the promise of regular text updates.  So throughout lunch...beep!  Hey Dad, our passing is poor....beep! HT 0-0...beep! Parker off for Diamanti... ("Seconds,Pete?" "Oh yes please")  beep! Vi...
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Workshop crisis

Posted by Peter Baker on Saturday, January 16, 2010,
I spent a few hours in the workshop yesterday evening.  Got the stove going and turned to the heartbeat of the office, my stereo. My neighbour gave it to me. It is a big Aiwa stack system with record deck, tape, redio and cd.  It has these surround sound speakers which blast out the dub or punk which ever mood I'm in. It works for both.  Another set of speakers in the workshop mean however loud the machines are, Jimmy Cliff overrides everything.  Imagine my surprise when I slide in a bit of D...
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A Happy New Year

Posted by Peter Baker on Thursday, January 14, 2010,
Well here it is, a Boleyn Workshop New Year.  The first since this site was concieved all though there have been many others.  At some point I will remember when it first was that the natives were evicted and their village razed to the ground before slaughtering and eating their livestock, to make way for the foundations of the workshop.  Sound unreasonable?  Well they were in my garden and if it was alright for thousands of New World colonialists in the notso Middle Ages then its alright for...
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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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