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20 Minutes with Russell Birch

Tuesday 15 September 2009

20 Minutes with Russell Birch

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

Tagged in:  20 minutes , Russell Birch , netsuke

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Turn and Carve a Dolphin Tazza

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Turn and Carve a Dolphin Tazza

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

Tagged in:  Steve Bisco , carve , Dolphin , Tazza , Louise XV

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Helvie Knives Test

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Helvie Knives Test

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

Tagged in:  test , Knives , Helvie

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Log Cabin Planter

Tuesday 09 June 2009

Log Cabin Planter

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

Tagged in:  garden , Michael Huntley , Planter

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Mini Garden Projects

Friday 05 June 2009

Mini Garden Projects

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

Tagged in:  garden , Table , Outdoor , Planter

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Lidded Finial Bowl

Thursday 14 May 2009

Lidded Finial Bowl

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

Tagged in:  Bowl , Tracy Owen , Lid , Yew , Finial

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Basic Turning Tools

Wednesday 22 April 2009

Basic Turning Tools

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

Tagged in:  scraper , gouge , Bowl Gouge , Skew Chisel , Parting Tool , Woodturning , Spindle Roughing Gouge , Spindle Gouge

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Homemade Chucks

Friday 07 November 2008

Homemade Chucks

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

Tagged in:  chuck , Homemade Chucks , Gabor Lacko

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Record Power DML305

Tuesday 09 September 2008

Record Power DML305

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

Tagged in:  Peter Brett , Lathe , Record Power DML305

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Marc Fish

Tuesday 09 September 2008

Marc Fish

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

Tagged in:  Europe , Andrea Hargreaves , Marc Fish , Maker

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