Wednesday 28 October 2009
The first thing I do each day before I start turning is a bit of lathe maintenance. I polish up the toolrest to ensure the tools move smoothly, spray the bed and moving parts on the toolrest bas
project , hollow form , blanks , John Jordan , green wood , boxelder , vessel
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Monday 26 October 2009
In the part one of this article I showed you how to show age on a carving of a human face, looking at the forehead, eyebrows and area around the eyes. In this article I will carry the technique
Face , Andrew Thomas , lines , ageing
Many nicely designed, shapely, well-turned bowls and vessels fall short when it comes to wood selection and using the wood to its best advantage. The problem is not that the pieces are not succe
Friday 23 October 2009
Continuing our series on hand tool woodworking, John Bullar guides us through the various hand saws available to woodworkers and how to use them
Photo 1 If you get your wood ready sawn to width
John Bullar , hand saw
I experienced a pleasant feeling of achievement when the cramps were removed from the assembled box. Although the components had been put together previously, this was the first time that it match
Robert Ingham , Box , Lid , Lattice , wooden hinges , interior fittings
Thursday 22 October 2009
Just recently I had the fortune to see a barn owl returning from a hunting trip, still carrying its prey and this inspired my latest carving, my third sculpture of a barn owl.
This carving is a
Ian Edwards , carve , Barn owl , lime
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Following on from the various work-mounting ideas put forward in the last issue, this month I am taking an in-depth look at chuck-based workholding. Firstly, I will look at the fundamental mecha
chuck , Dovetail , John Lovatt , fundamentals , holding , holding
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Trend have come up with this handy little design for a straight edge that can really help take the pain out of providing a clamped guide along which to guide power tools.
I used the guide for a
Saw , Trend , Jig , worktop , guide
Held every summer at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire, The Festival of the Tree is an event which holds a special place in the heart of many woodcarvers across the UK. With
Festival of The Tree , Westonbirt , Michelle Robertson , BWA
For some time I had been hoping that someone would commission me to make a desk. Desks are great to make because they incorporate lots of detailed cabinet making and, if the budget of the client
desk , Nick Geard , pedestal , metal runners , slides , routing dovetails
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