Tag Archives: Fusion 360

How to make a (prize-winning) yarn swift

Back in 2019 I made a yarn swift. It went through several iterations before I had a version that I was completely satisfied with and that worked well, but I never updated this blog to show the final version. Then … Continue reading

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Successful re-steaming

I’m in the process of making a free-standing, 3-legged coat stand from steam-bent and laminated oak strips. I ran into a problem recently though – the supposedly straight end of two of the three legs ended up slightly curved and/or … Continue reading

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Another wood buying expedition

First, an update on the little chopping boards. I ordered food grade mineral oil online and gave them two coats. It soaked in very well and has darkened the wood to an attractive “medium oak” shade, leaving a matt finish. … Continue reading

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The latest light shade

There’s something about light shades. I see them as an opportunity to introduce a sculptural element into home décor while still being functional. (Being an engineer, I disagree somewhat with the famous William Morris quotation: I prefer to fill my … Continue reading


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A tapestry frame mystery

After one evening working on my late mother’s cross stitch rug I had backache. The problem is, the large frame – it’s 36” wide – has no legs and balancing the far edge of it on a table with the … Continue reading

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Making progress on a yarn winder

In this pandemic period, with few places to go or things to do outside the house now that autumn is with us (and almost all meetings between different households are prohibited across much of Yorkshire at present, whether indoors or … Continue reading

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