I am a full-time professional woodturner, registered with the Worshipful Company of Turners in London (RPT). I am an Executive Officer on the committee of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).

This is my personal Blog where I can muse, rant, and sometimes, more often recently, rave. Opinions expressed on woodturningblog are my own unless otherwise indicated.

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Queries and follow up…

Recently I’ve had a lot of email queries about either blog posts or YouTube videos, most of which are pleasant enough, the odd one which I’ve found a little annoying as they required some time to answer and amounted to email tuition!

One that was pleasant and courteous came from George in Georgia, USA. A nice email and a couple of queries. No problem. So I answered.

And then this morning a follow-up came with some pictures of his first Dreidel box and a good tip for a home-made chatter tool that I thought was worth passing on if his results are anything to go by.

George’s Dreidel and tip:

“Andy, this was the first dreidel box I made out of dogwood and I really like the way it took the chattering. I used a feeler gauge held with needle nose vise grip pliers. I can move the pliers to make the feeler blade longer or shorter and change the chatter real easy. Anyway just thought you might like to see something made from your influence. I believe these will be a hit at Christmas! Thanks for the idea!!
George “

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