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Letter Rack

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Letter Rack

This letter rack is contemporary in style, but it follows a principle popular for more than a century - making construction a visible feature of the design. The solid oak front and back pieces

Tagged in:  Letter rack , dowels , danish oil , drilling jig

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Hand Veneering

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Hand Veneering

Applying veneers by hand without the need for a veneer press is an ancient tried and tested technique. It takes advantage of the unique properties of hot hide glue, manufactured from animal skin

Tagged in:  John Bullar , hand veneering , hide glue

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Mafell LO65EC Router

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Mafell LO65EC Router

Mafell big router Mafell as a brand is more skewed towards joinery rather than cabinetwork and this big router reflects that to some degree. While it is sophisticated, it is intended for freeha

Tagged in:  test , anthony bailey , Mafell , LO65EC , big router

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Using punches to create an impression

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Using punches to create an impression

Making an impressive carving using punches Frederick Wilbur examines the use of punches to enhance relief carvings The technique of punching, stippling, or padding may not seem very germane to

Tagged in:  relief carving , Frederick Wilbur , punches , surface , impression

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Jewellery Box Trio

Tuesday 29 September 2009

Jewellery Box Trio

A couple visiting the Sussex Guild Christmas show in Midhurst bought the brown oak wall cabinet featured in F and C 150 and the following day were back to ask me if I would make them a small jew

Tagged in:  David Barron , Jewellery , Boxes , Dovetails , bridle joints

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20 Minutes with Russell Birch

Tuesday 15 September 2009

20 Minutes with Russell Birch

When did you first start to carve?I began carving in the late 90s, but many years before, I'd seen a picture in a woodworking book it was a beautiful coffee table consisting of three carved

Tagged in:  20 minutes , Russell Birch , netsuke

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Turn and Carve a Dolphin Tazza

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Turn and Carve a Dolphin Tazza

Dolphins have had a special place in our ornamental vocabulary from ancient times to the modern day, and especially so in the classical revival of the 18th century. They had a particular significa

Tagged in:  Steve Bisco , carve , Dolphin , Tazza , Louise XV

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Helvie Knives Test

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Helvie Knives Test

Mark Baker puts two knives from the Helvie range to the test Knife carving is a wonderful way to explore the carving of animals, caricatures and so on, and is easily accessible to people in as m

Tagged in:  test , Knives , Helvie

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Log Cabin Planter

Tuesday 09 June 2009

Log Cabin Planter

This planter is built to last and is finished to withstand whatever our fickle weather can throw at it. The slats allow for necessary drainage. It is deliberately constructed to be heavy, so pla

Tagged in:  garden , Michael Huntley , Planter

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Mini Garden Projects

Friday 05 June 2009

Mini Garden Projects

Plant standYou will need: Two 2.7m or longer lengths 250 x 50mm (10" x 2") for the stringers Piece of 150 x 50mm (6" x 2") scrap wood 380mm (15") long Two 2.7m or longer lengths 250 x 50mm

Tagged in:  garden , Table , Outdoor , Planter

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