Wednesday 30 September 2009
Bill Prickett shows you how to carve this little owl
The idea of carving a little owl was the result of some memorable encounters with these characterful members of the owl family. While walking
project , bill prickett , bird , Little Owl , step by step
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I have admired Terry's work from the first moment I saw one of his 'Manta' pieces. I was amazed that what he created had once been a piece of wood; it seemed unimaginable. It still ast
Woodturning , Terry Scott , New Zealand , Gordon Pembridge
I once heard that there are more than 1000 different subdivisions of the mortice and tenon. This joint is a natural progression from the simple lap joint, through the bridle joint to a full mo
Michael Huntley , Joints , Tenons , Mortice , cabinetmaking
PreparationWhether using cherry or maple, stable, well-seasoned timber must be selected, especially for the top. Boards of sufficient width ought to be available for the leaves, but the centre b
furniture , Finishes , shaker table , rule joint
Build Perfect Decking
The garden deck has become a firm favourite in gardens all over Britain – here's Anthony's pirate-themed decking, for something a little different! Sometimes patio
garden , Decking , Planning , Summer , Sandall , Pirate
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
Letter rack , dowels , danish oil , drilling jig
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
John Bullar , hand veneering , hide glue
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
test , anthony bailey , Mafell , LO65EC , big router
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
relief carving , Frederick Wilbur , punches , surface , impression
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