As the venerable wise man probably said, by the running of the Neat's Foot Oil thou shall knowest that Spring be here. Verily.
Yep, went to fill up the syringe for my daily fix, er, I mean for use on the oil stone and found it was warm enough to be runny without standing it in front of the heater for an hour first. Huzzah! Soon I'll be complaining it's too hot in there...
Meanwhile I have cast my net a little further in the quest for design opinion; don't take it personally, blog readers, your opinion is still much valued. I seem to be getting closer and closer to the point where I really can't go any more until either the auger bit extension turns up, or I give in and go powered. Never mind, I managed to successfully side-track myself into making a chair devil to help put off cutting the legs to length. No picture just yet 'cos I find myself embarrassed in the countersunk head machine screw department. The bolt heads and enormous penny washers don't do it justice... It kinda works, but I don't think I've got it quite right yet.
Finally, should be Good News on the 'puter front. I won't say any more just now in case I jinx it, but unless someone decides to play silly buggers it should finally get sorted out in the next couple of weeks.