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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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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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