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Kirjes Sanding System

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Kirjes Sanding System

Mark Baker tests the complete sanding system from Kirjes Inflatable drum sanding units are not new but the Kirjes Sanding System seems to be the one that most people are familiar with, although

Tagged in:  Mark Baker , sanding , Abrasives , Kirjes , pump

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Mafell P1 cc Jigsaw

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Mafell P1 cc Jigsaw

Mafell did away with conventional thinking when developing the new P1 cc jigsaw. Five years in the making and eight worldwide patents pending suggest something of a radical approach to solving t

Tagged in:  Jigsaw , Mafell , Derek Jones , P1 cc , CUmax , new

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The Fundamentals of Holdings

Monday 09 November 2009

The Fundamentals of Holdings

As this series has unfolded it has been shown that it is all too easy to blunder quickly on, in so doing missing out crucial information. In that respect fundamental knowledge on lathe spindles

Tagged in:  chuck , John Lovatt , workpiece , fundamentals , holdings , workholding , techniques

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Celebrating A Triumph

Thursday 05 November 2009

Celebrating A Triumph

Jason Heap, at only 23, had a hard act to follow when he bought the Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design show from Betty Norbury who had staged it annually for 15 years at Thirlestaine Long G

Tagged in:  Andrea Hargreaves , Celebration , Craftsmanship , Jason Heap , Cheltenham

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Overgate Hospice

Thursday 05 November 2009

Overgate Hospice

During the months of 2006/7, a unique carved panel was created to help commemorate Overgate Hospice's 25th anniversary of providing specialist care to the people of Calderdale. The panel, ta

Tagged in:  Panel , Overgate Hospice , West Riding Woodcarvers

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KA293E Powerfile

Thursday 05 November 2009

KA293E Powerfile

The Powerfile is one of the most useful power tools I have used for carving. It can be used for shaping and sanding of broad and fine details. In short if you do not have a Powerfile in your kit

Tagged in:  Ian Edwards , powerfil , KA293E

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Christmas Tree Decorations

Wednesday 04 November 2009

Christmas Tree Decorations

What could be nicer at this time of the year than handmade decorations for the Christmas tree, easily made from small scraps of wood? We guarantee they’ll be cherished by everyone year on year.

Tagged in:  Scrollsaw , Christmas , byrne , decorations

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Record DS300 Disc Sander

Wednesday 04 November 2009

Record DS300 Disc Sander

Record have a long and respectable history of producing great workshop kit, and they have now updated their line-up of bench-mounted disc sanders with the DS300. The bench mounted disc sander i

Tagged in:  Record Power , Matt Long , disc sander

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Robert Sorby Sovereign Handles

Tuesday 03 November 2009

Robert Sorby Sovereign Handles

Robert Sorby is known as an innovator in quality and has, in the main, trail blazed rather than followed. That said, whilst others around them have been making interchangeable tool handles Rober

Tagged in:  Mark Baker , Robert Sorby , blades , turning handles , interchangeable

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Textured Hollow Form

Monday 02 November 2009

Textured Hollow Form

The visual and tactile contrasts of carving and surface textures have always been the focus of my work, and the hollow vessel makes a perfect palette for these techniques. Sometimes the carving

Tagged in:  carving , hollow form , Texture , John Jordan , green wood

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