Hooray!! My old faithful is back up and running. The small demo lathe that I was using was great for fairs, but is does have its limitations. Many thanks to S G Webb & Sons for a grand job, and for actually completing the repair earlier than promised. I must confess that i was in a bit of a panic with Christmas fairs looming and a stack of half-finished pepper mills that were as good as useless. Now I just need to finish them – that’s the first on the lathe with all the drilling done and ready to shape. They won’t be ready for my first Christmas fair at Knebworth House, which is now only 2 days away, but there’s a reasonable chance that I’ll have them done for the following weekend at Hatfield House. Still no decision yet about St. Albans, but watch this space.