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Carving Knives

Wednesday 30 September 2009

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Terry Scott

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Terry Scott

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

Tagged in:  Woodturning , Terry Scott , New Zealand , Gordon Pembridge

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Mortice and Tenons

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Mortice and Tenons

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

Tagged in:  Michael Huntley , Joints , Tenons , Mortice , cabinetmaking

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Shaker Table

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Shaker Table

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

Tagged in:  furniture , Finishes , shaker table , rule joint

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Build Perfect Decking

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Build Perfect Decking

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

Tagged in:  garden , Decking , Planning , Summer , Sandall , Pirate

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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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