Well I almost added this into my last post but didn't, but as I see Rob Lee has let slip the dogs of, erm... I mean the info on the Canadian Woodworking forum, I thought I'd try and beat Chris Schwarz to the punch for once. All these pink planes that Lee Valley are coming out with - oh all right, burgundy then; apparently the colour doesn't photograph well. Excuses, excuses - anyway they all come under a new banner of "Utilitas Tool Works". I gather it'll encompass all sorts of things that don't quite fit the exclusive requirements of a Veritas tool. F'rinstance not innovative enough or not exclusively made in North America.
There, that's it. Nothing else to see, move along.
Talking of Mr Schwarz I was finally able to trust my connection to stay up long enough to order issue #8 of Woodworking Magazine. I hesitated over the idea of the electronic edition, but fact is the actual physical mag is so nice I'm loathe to do without it. That plus it'd take about a month to download over my damp string and there's no way the little orange flashing light wouldn't put in appearance before I'd done. With shipping and all it comes to a hefty $12, or six of Her Majesty's pounds sterling, give or take, but good things are worth it IMO.
Finally, if you cast your mind back into the annals of history and recall the Boiler Saga? Well you'll be thrilled to hear the old one's finally gone and the kitchen is almost back to normal - except it isn't. It's got extra cupboards and the fridge has moved and it's all just plain odd. It's like a new kitchen that's vaguely familiar - not a little unsettling in fact. Of course it's not quite finished even now. The required cornice and so forth won't turn up for a fortnight (naturally) so not quite the end yet. Oh, and I have an awful lot of lengths of worktop suddenly at my disposal, which naturally turns a young galoot's thoughts to the workshop...