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
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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
Thursday 14 May 2009
For this project, I have chosen to use yew. There was no real reason other than finding a very nice clean shake-free log, which was then cut in half and trimmed to size. Different timber could b
Bowl , Tracy Owen , Lid , Yew , Finial
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Buying your first set of woodturning tools can be confusing - there is so much choice and it is difficult to know where to start. I would always advise a beginner to seek advice from a recognise
scraper , gouge , Bowl Gouge , Skew Chisel , Parting Tool , Woodturning , Spindle Roughing Gouge , Spindle Gouge
Friday 07 November 2008
Few woodturners have a problem with mounting a bowl blank on the lathe to turn a bowl or a platter. Chucks are very common nowadays and even the most modest workshop has some sort of chuck with
chuck , Homemade Chucks , Gabor Lacko
Tuesday 09 September 2008
I am a fan of mini-lathes and there are a few on the market that deserve serious consideration when thinking of a purchase. Coming in near the top of the usual price range is the new Record DML
Peter Brett , Lathe , Record Power DML305
If your workshop is at the end of a road which hosts such unglamorous industries as aggregate supply and car breaking, at a south coast port that has seen better days, then you have to try extra
Europe , Andrea Hargreaves , Marc Fish , Maker
In this DVD, Swedish woodworker Jogge Sundqvist shows you how to use only hand tools - axe, knife, adz, and gouge - to make a dough bowl and spoon, from start to finish. You'll also learn how to visua...
Now in paperback, this step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guides, covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know....
The newest title in the A Woodcarving Illustrated Book series, this holiday how-to guide from accomplished carver, Ross Oar offers carvers of all skill levels more than 20 original patterns of Santa a...
Now you can build fascinating dinosaur models-just like those sold in museums-from a piece of plywood. This book shows how even beginners can use the scroll saw to form puzzle pieces for seven differe...
Woodworker Jim Cummins shows you how to transform that small scrap you can't bear to throw away, into a valued treasure. In addition to several intriguing boxes with many variations, you'll discover a...
This inspiring book provides a wealth of fascinating projects for woodturners. It will extend their skills and give them a chance to try more unusual, challenging pieces. The book reflects the author’...
Wayne Barton demonstrates this wonderfully simple and direct way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques and utensils.
ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET INCLUDED.
Everyone needs more storage for books and other media. That's why building shelving is so popular among woodworkers, whether the project is a simple shelved built-in or a high-style bookcase. While bu...
Now you can watch your own private demonstration on chairmaking with this valuable DVD from Jeff Miller. In clear, simple language, he shows you precisely how to create and put together framed chairs,...
This DVD shows how both machines can be used safely and with confidence. As well as basic safe sawing techniques, the programme features a number of useful jigs and holders that can be made in the wor...
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