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Power to the Tool

Thursday 08 October 2009

Power to the Tool

In recent years there has been a massive increase in power tooling available for woodcarvers. Before looking in more detail at the available power tools, it is worth just considering why we shou

Tagged in:  power tool , Peter Clothier

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10 Boxes - Part 2

Wednesday 07 October 2009

10 Boxes - Part 2

Box 6This box in boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) incorporates the natural-edge of the log. If you don't have boxwood, it is advisable to look at woods that have a small bark and pith area, so tha

Tagged in:  Mark Baker , Natural edge , hollow form , Box , between centres

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10 Boxes - Part 1

Wednesday 07 October 2009

10 Boxes - Part 1

Boxes are secretive little things. They are devised to hold items of value and importance and as such, can vary in shape, size and design considerably. I am inquisitive by nature and the choice of

Tagged in:  Mark Baker , Natural edge , hollow form , Box , between centres

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All about Morticing Machines

Wednesday 07 October 2009

All about Morticing Machines

The somewhat tedious job of cutting mortices is much easier and quicker if you have some form of powered help, particularly as small morticing machines are relatively cheap these days. They ran

Tagged in:  Alan Holtham , morticer , benchtop , large machine

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The Making of a Maestro

Tuesday 06 October 2009

The Making of a Maestro

The Making of a Maestro Woodcarver Mary-Ann Jack-Bleach discusses working methods with Fred Zavadil, master carver and professional winner of the 2006 Woodcarving competition Fred Zavadil is a

Tagged in:  Maestro , Fred Zavadil , Mary Ann Jack Bleach

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1 Measuring and Marking

Tuesday 06 October 2009

1 Measuring and Marking

Part one of our guide to getting a basic toolkit together Starting woodworking can seem like a daunting task, and it's not made any easier by the huge array of tools out there. In this guid

Tagged in:  part one , Basic , toolkit , measuring , marking

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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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