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Festival of the Tree 2008

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Festival of the Tree 2008

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

Tagged in:  Festival of The Tree , Westonbirt , Michelle Robertson , BWA

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Make a Pedestal Desk

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Make a Pedestal Desk

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

Tagged in:  desk , Nick Geard , pedestal , metal runners , slides , routing dovetails

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The Fundamentals of Custom Chucking

Monday 19 October 2009

The Fundamentals of Custom Chucking

Many articles have been written on work holding but for this article, the aim is to link practical turning techniques with elements of practical application. So pick an application, get into you

Tagged in:  John Lovatt , fundamentals , chucking , mounting , options

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Pfeil Medium Tools

Thursday 15 October 2009

Pfeil Medium Tools

Tools from Pfeil are marketed as ideal for the carver with smaller hands. It is true that there are some carvers out there, especially women (and especially me) that sometimes find the normal si

Tagged in:  Michelle Robertson , Pfeil , medium tools

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The Fundamentals of Indexing

Thursday 15 October 2009

The Fundamentals of Indexing

Let's turn our attention to indexing this month, otherwise known as 'dividing work'. In woodturning terms, this is an area of working which changes the function of a lathe from a rev

Tagged in:  Lathe , Drilling , John Lovatt , Woodturning , fundamentals , indexing , skills

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How to Age a Human Face

Wednesday 14 October 2009

How to Age a Human Face

This article looks at how to add age to a carved bust. This technique is in fact very simple to perform and naturally adds more character, life and realism to the carving. The most important too

Tagged in:  Face , Andrew Thomas , lines , ageing

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Top 10 Hammer Drill Tips

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Top 10 Hammer Drill Tips

Mark Baker offers advice on getting the best results from your hammer drill and bits Having a hammer drill that has the ability to deliver the power necessary to drill into various materials is

Tagged in:  Mark Baker , Top 10 , hammer drill , bits , tips

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Trivets

Monday 12 October 2009

Trivets

Protect your kitchen worktop or table in style with either, or both, of these easy to make contemporary trivets... Getting startedEnlarge the patterns for the circle trivet to approximately 210

Tagged in:  project , Scrollsaw , byrne , trivet , pan

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The Fundamentals of Long-Hole Drilling

Monday 12 October 2009

The Fundamentals of Long-Hole Drilling

This factual series is for all skill levels, from beginners to the more advanced. To make things easier, we will also be putting together a glossary of terms and catalogue for future publication

Tagged in:  Drilling , John Lovatt , workpiece , auger , sawtooth

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Bookmarks

Friday 09 October 2009

Bookmarks

Make giving that book just a little more special with a handmade and personalised bookmark, a relatively simple thing to make that can change an alright present into a great present! Smiles all

Tagged in:  project , Scrollsaw , bookmarks , byrne

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