Lockdown Mania

I suppose we all go a bit crazy, these Lockdown Days.

A New Sally

For me, it’s been about learning to ring in a Virtual Tower, thanks to Ringing Room.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays I retreat to a quiet room, don the earbuds and ring; first with a basically Ilkley crowd on Wednesday and then with our own Kildwick mob on a Thursday.  Some of the kids are doing better than me, I think!

Sara joins us for these.  Because distance isn’t a problem, she can ring just as well from the Welsh Valleys as she could from next door.

During the rest of the week, passions for:

  • Making things
  • Inventing things
  • Bell ringing
  • String

all come together with a ropewalk.  I 3D printed a ropewalk “engine” and have been making bellropes!  One of the requirements is a machine for winding sally wool – and I’ve made a start on documenting this whole process with that.  Read it here, if you like.

I’ll write a bit about the actual rope making shortly…

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We’re Back!

The WoodChip website has been offline for some time now, following a significant attack by those who have nothing better to do with their idle hands.

The site doesn’t look anythin’ like it should do – and there’s no content here yet.
Please bear with me…

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