Saturday, November 08, 2014


Ten years ago I was looking forward to the Axminster Show. Sigh. Good times.

Mind you, back then I'd go online and be inspired to get into the workshop. These days I'm more likely to be inspired to throttle someone...

On which anger-management-challenged note, having finally crawled to the nice round figure of ten, I go no further and will be moth-balling this blog. The decision was up in the air for a while, but when even an on-topic post concerning a workbench goes unmolested methinks it's long past its sell by date! So thanks for your company over the years, and may your edges remain sharp but unbloodied. ;)

Au revoir.


  1. Your combi plane videos were a big help to me. I hope you do some teaching because you have a really great way of presenting information. All the best in whatever to tackle next. Be sure to link to it back here.

  2. Sorry to read you are ending the blog Alf. I have enjoyed all of your posts whether they involved woodworking or not. Thanks for doing it for so long.

  3. Sad to see you go Alf, but all good things come to an end.
    take care.

  4. I'm sorry you've decided to call it a day. Thanks for the education and the entertainment.

  5. Sad; I only just found you. Glad you left everything up, as it will take me just as long to get through it all as it took to get it all put up!

    I hope the videos still work...

  6. Alf, it's such a shame that you've decided to call it a day. I still love coming across your tool reviews on the forum now and again and would love you to re-join and know you would be welcomed with open arms. You have a gift for witty and informative writing which it would be a huge shame to lose. Please find some way of continuing if it is what you want and was said above, please link it back to here.

    All the best


  7. Alf,

    I remember going to that show, I bought a few tools, some are well used, other I have given away.
    I still use the saws and ceramic stones I bought from you.
    Please take care my friend, I hope you find something to do that will help keep mind and body together.



    PS I still wear the clogs.

  8. Al
    Sorry to hear you've finished your blog - I do miss the "good old days" of UK Workshop, the Axminster show and the occasional "gloat" ;)
    Look after yourself,


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