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Your Guide to Using Hand Saws

Friday 23 October 2009

Your Guide to Using Hand Saws

Continuing our series on hand tool woodworking, John Bullar guides us through the various hand saws available to woodworkers and how to use them Photo 1 If you get your wood ready sawn to width

Tagged in:  John Bullar , hand saw

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Exhibition box Pt 3

Friday 23 October 2009

Exhibition box Pt 3

I experienced a pleasant feeling of achievement when the cramps were removed from the assembled box. Although the components had been put together previously, this was the first time that it match

Tagged in:  Robert Ingham , Box , Lid , Lattice , wooden hinges , interior fittings

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Carve this Barn Owl

Thursday 22 October 2009

Carve this Barn Owl

Just recently I had the fortune to see a barn owl returning from a hunting trip, still carrying its prey and this inspired my latest carving, my third sculpture of a barn owl. This carving is a

Tagged in:  Ian Edwards , carve , Barn owl , lime

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The Fundamentals of Holding Wood

Wednesday 21 October 2009

The Fundamentals of Holding Wood

Following on from the various work-mounting ideas put forward in the last issue, this month I am taking an in-depth look at chuck-based workholding. Firstly, I will look at the fundamental mecha

Tagged in:  chuck , Dovetail , John Lovatt , fundamentals , holding , holding

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Trend Worktop Straight Guide

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Trend Worktop Straight Guide

Trend have come up with this handy little design for a straight edge that can really help take the pain out of providing a clamped guide along which to guide power tools. I used the guide for a

Tagged in:  Saw , Trend , Jig , worktop , guide

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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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