Great round of golf….

as usual, really…. 4 of us today, so Pete and Eddie played John and myself…nip and tuck all the way…I think we ended up even…not that we cared, it is a good sociable walk as far as we are concerned. Probably you, the reader, couldn’t give a monkeys either. Anyway, it was nice and sunny, so here is a nice pic of Pete on the 5th, about to play his second shot

and here he is, having just hit the ball….into a bunker!

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It’s beginning to look like an engine…

at long last!
Now, with a reconditioned head, newly reamed valve guides, new valves that the seats have been recut, it is loosely together, until my Engine Guru Chris comes to double check my work!

It also has new piston rings, new main bearings and big end shells, new timing gear (chain and gears) and has had the injectors and injector pump reconditioned.
Hope I can get it all back together before the snows come!

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Some have a 4, some have a 6, others an 8…

but this is the only one to have…….

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AVRO Air Museum

superbly educational and informative trip here today, with a group from the Mog club.So much to see, hear about and learn. Cabbed a Lancaster, Vulcan and a VC10. Hosted by a good crew of vols, most of whom seemed to be retired airmen. 10/10 for this visit.

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Drone Valley Brewery

It’s a Community brewery, with the profits going to local causes. Brews superb ales too!

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Superb trip here, thanks to LinMog…don’t know why it has taken us so long to visit this place.
Loads of animals…just like being on safari!

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So what is this used for?

Made by Davidson Hattersley in Sheffield, stamped No3, a gauge that measures in metric units, and found in the cellar of a pub…

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Today’s Job!

Started out with this….

and made this:

then made this:

and the one I made the other day with tutor Mark now looks like this:

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hand-made Treasures

up for grabs. Make an offer. Lots more to see….

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look what I made last night….

with help and advice from superb wood turner and Godson Mark….
starting out with this…

then cutting a recess in the base to fit on the lathe chuck…

then with the deft use of lathe tools…



ending up with this!

All thanks to this brilliant lathe coach! He scored my bowl 9 out of 10!
(and also took the pics of me working!)

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