Wednesday 30 September 2009
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
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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
Tuesday 29 September 2009
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
David Barron , Jewellery , Boxes , Dovetails , bridle joints
Tuesday 15 September 2009
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
20 minutes , Russell Birch , netsuke
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
Steve Bisco , carve , Dolphin , Tazza , Louise XV
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
test , Knives , Helvie
Tuesday 09 June 2009
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
garden , Michael Huntley , Planter
Friday 05 June 2009
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
garden , Table , Outdoor , Planter
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