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Derek Jones

European Woodworking Show

25 August 2017

Very excited once again to be contributing to the spectacle that is the European Woodworking Show in a few weeks time at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. The official word is that this will be the last show on account of Mike Handcock and the team at Classic Hand Tools having run themselves ragged ev ...

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  • Carcassing timber

    By recipio

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:06 PM

    Yellow Poplar is everywhere and takes a good paint finish. If you can find its cousin Aspen , it is a lovely wood but a bit soft for working surfaces. Othe...

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  • Carcassing timber

    By gregmcateer

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 5:50 PM

    I don't know if you can get tulipwood in appropriate dimensions, but I believe it sands well and takes a good finish Just looked on tinterweb.Take a look ...

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  • Brassed off

    By Dalboy

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

    But pink brass does not have the same appeal Ron but at least it would match your nails. I am watching for the replies as I also would like to knowDalboy2017-10-18 19:51:42

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  • Brassed off

    By ron.d

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:31 PM

    Thanks Ian, I am also not sure that will work. I seem to remember when I was at school, we made a dovetail gauge in brass and put nail varnish on it, but t...

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  • Brassed off

    By Ian Thorn

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:27 PM

    I have made pens out of brass and finished them with Ca ones I still have seem ok ,not sure if it will work on your handles . I will also be interested in any replies .Ian

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  • Brassed off

    By ron.d

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:11 PM

    I replaced my door handles on the bathroom door, and after a fairly short space of time the 'brass' finish ware off showing the aluminium base metal.I have...

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  • Carcassing timber

    By mcbridedesign

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:51 AM

    Hi, I'm just embarking on building a kitchen dresser. Can anyone suggest what type of timber would be best to use. The finished piece will be painted, 3 do...

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  • Tung oil

    By Robson Valley

    Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:44 PM

    Red oak or white oak?  The red oak is open porous.  Tung oil will flow in and not "set up," but continue to wick out.BUTif you use a paste sealer...

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