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  • Olly Parry-Jones' Blog https://ollypj.wordpress.com/

    A blog that began with a focus on woodwork but is now expanding to incorporate more of my interests, including walking, writing and general DIY.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 596 )

  • Court in the Heat

    Court Heat

    Yesterday morning began with a three-hour meditation at the Buddhist Centre in Bristol and I also got to see one of my closest friends, who I don’t get to see... Read more

    Posted on 16 June 2013 HEALTHY LIVING, OUTDOORS
  • Cutting Board Conclusion

    Part 3 and the concluding episode of my Contrasting Cutting Boards series was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday night. Already, I’ve had a very welcome response and... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • High on a Hill

    High Hill

    Meditation has become something that is quite significant within my life. It’s not something I practice as often as I feel I should and I find I am at my best... Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Hope

    As I mentioned yesterday morning; it feels as though time is ticking on the remaining duration I have left in this workshop. Just browsing the internet a... Read more

    Posted on 02 June 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Short Rip Fence and an Update

    I seem to be focussing heavily on video blogging lately and that’s distracting me from keeping this blog updated. There are lots of little updates and pieces... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Abranet

    Abranet

    It’s official. I am now a fan of Abranet abrasives!I only wish I’d invested in their discs sooner… As in, before I started sanding those cutting boards! Read more

    Posted on 23 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Prior’s Wood

    Prior’s Wood

    There are a lot of little things that I’d like to update you on but, first of all, I’d like to share with you a little evening walk I went on with the group las... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Part 2!!

    I’ve been having great difficulty with Windows Live Movie Maker (now known as just Movie Maker) of late and that is the main reason I’ve been unable to upload... Read more

    Posted on 15 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Your First Project?

    Your First Project?

    This evening, I write to you with a question and you’ll find my own answer to this same question further down the page…My first; circa. 1997-1998What was your... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • A Great Afternoon

    Great Afternoon

    What a difference seven-days can make, when it concerns the British weather… Last weekend was glorious, if a little windy on the Saturday. Read more

    Posted on 11 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Cyclonic Thoughts

    Cyclonic Thoughts

    Lately, I’ve been thinking and Keeking about dust extraction in my workshop. I’ve twice had to endure the dreaded bag-change on my large chip extractor during... Read more

    Posted on 08 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Toolmaker

    Toolmaker

    In case you don’t follow me on Keek, I’ll try to keep this brief… I got up on Sunday morning with a view to replacing the fence posts after repairing and... Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Over the Fence

    Over Fence

    With a long weekend and clear skies forecast, I decided I would use this time to try and replace the fence panels that blew down sometime in, erm… February! Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Woodworking Safety Day 2013 (Video)

    Today is May the 4th and, just reading that aloud, you can imagine some of the Star Wars-related jokes that often occur around this time each year. Now, the... Read more

    Posted on 04 May 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Pencil Sharpening

    While the cutting boards I’m working on are slowly nearing completion, I found a little time yesterday evening to shoot a brief video on sharpening a pencil in... Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • And ‘Moor Walking!

    ‘Moor Walking!

    It’s been a weekend of walking for me and we’ve had the weather for it as well. Saturday was glorious, walking (probably) 12 miles in Bath. Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • A Prior Engagement

    Prior Engagement

    This weekend, the National Trust are opening many of their doors around the country for free to the general public. If you read this in time and you’re... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Sawted!

    Sawted!

    Not only did I complete Glue-Up No.3 of my walnut and maple chopping boards last night but, I also spent a little bit of time afterwards (correctly) rewiring th... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Cramps and Pains

    Cramps Pains

    With all the glue-ups I’m having to complete with for each of these cutting boards, it’s got me thinking about the sash cramps I own; which ones I like and whic... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT
  • Coming Together

    Coming Together

    Just a bit of an update for you on how things are going, as I’m part way between completing the final glue-ups of these boards; making my way in and out of the... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2013 HOME, HOME IMPROVEMENT