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Screw-topped Hollow Form

Tuesday 06 October 2009

Screw-topped Hollow Form

There are certain times when you want to make a hollow form with a screw top. This can either by as a purely aesthetic piece – such as a cookie jar, for example – or it can also be used as an ur

Tagged in:  hollow form , Thread Chasing , Paul Loseby , olive wood , urn

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Patinating

Monday 05 October 2009

Patinating

There are loads of handles and other furniture hardware on the market, some of it antiqued others in bright finish. These different effects don't always suit our needs and something more hand

Tagged in:  technique , Kitchen , patinate , fittings , bailey

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Warco Long Reach Light

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Warco Long Reach Light

Mark Baker looks into the new magnifying long reach light from Warco Carving small-scale work presents a couple of problems: one is holding it while it is being carved; the other is seeing what

Tagged in:  light , Magnifying , Warco , long reach

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Carve a Little Owl

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Carve a Little Owl

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

Tagged in:  project , bill prickett , bird , Little Owl , step by step

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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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