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Here I stand before a freshly painted door (goodbye forever evil dark red stain – hello nice neutral Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell)… rested after two lovely weeks away, to find my industrious colleagues have been doing anything but resting!

It begins with a door – just one of many, painted smartly – and then I find this glorious arena, this palatial salle de vente we call our sales office has changed beyond almost all recognition…

and now a delightful avenue of golden Sweet Chestnut strips awaits our footsteps where once only mottled pinky-red carpet tiles (you know the kind) lay.

This is landmark stuff for us.

I know I should start work on the website immediately but I think I’ll celebrate with a cup of fresh coffee and a madeleine and just gaze at the floor for a little while…  and think about desks?

Sarah

P.S. I missed you!

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That darling Diane…  look what she made for us! A scrumptious chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate eggs and and and fluffy chicks…  did I mention the chocolate???

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I just couldn’t wait to show you all this floor that Philip has prepared for the cabin from our downgraded Ash & American Walnut stocks. (more…)

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I’m obviously still getting over the loss of the re-saw !  I’ve been looking back at it’s usefulness over the years I realise we only really fired it up for all the really awkward jobs… timber that was too small for the Stenner bandsaw, or too big for the Wadkin straight line edger or when someone needed some featheredge cladding at the last minute..  or anything  that it wasn’t physically possible to do with a chainsaw.

It was good (and I use this term loosely) for re-sawing air dried Oak beams, or for square edging the unwieldy 100mm or 120mm French waney edge Oak boards..  or for any other unusual job that no other machine could handle… like the quartering of a Sweet Chestnut log for an art project at the V&A! (more…)

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Should we start a new calendar from today… from the first day in the life of our new portacabin ?

It is going to go down as quite a landmark moment at Cocking Sawmills, I can tell.. teahuts don’t grow on trees you know.. !

So Graham worked hard, as usual, getting the site ready for our new Cabin and then all of a sudden it was here…  coming round the corner of the machine shed on a very smart lorry… (more…)

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