Wednesday 21 October 2009
Following on from the various work-mounting ideas put forward in the last issue, this month I am taking an in-depth look at chuck-based workholding. Firstly, I will look at the fundamental mecha
chuck , Dovetail , John Lovatt , fundamentals , holding , holding
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Tuesday 20 October 2009
Trend have come up with this handy little design for a straight edge that can really help take the pain out of providing a clamped guide along which to guide power tools.
I used the guide for a
Saw , Trend , Jig , worktop , guide
Held every summer at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire, The Festival of the Tree is an event which holds a special place in the heart of many woodcarvers across the UK. With
Festival of The Tree , Westonbirt , Michelle Robertson , BWA
For some time I had been hoping that someone would commission me to make a desk. Desks are great to make because they incorporate lots of detailed cabinet making and, if the budget of the client
desk , Nick Geard , pedestal , metal runners , slides , routing dovetails
Monday 19 October 2009
Many articles have been written on work holding but for this article, the aim is to link practical turning techniques with elements of practical application. So pick an application, get into you
John Lovatt , fundamentals , chucking , mounting , options
Thursday 15 October 2009
Tools from Pfeil are marketed as ideal for the carver with smaller hands. It is true that there are some carvers out there, especially women (and especially me) that sometimes find the normal si
Michelle Robertson , Pfeil , medium tools
Let's turn our attention to indexing this month, otherwise known as 'dividing work'. In woodturning terms, this is an area of working which changes the function of a lathe from a rev
Lathe , Drilling , John Lovatt , Woodturning , fundamentals , indexing , skills
Wednesday 14 October 2009
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
Face , Andrew Thomas , lines , ageing
Tuesday 13 October 2009
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
Mark Baker , Top 10 , hammer drill , bits , tips
Monday 12 October 2009
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
project , Scrollsaw , byrne , trivet , pan
Now you can watch your own private demonstration on chairmaking with this valuable DVD from Jeff Miller. In clear, simple language, he shows you precisely how to create and put together framed chairs,...
The newest title in the A Woodcarving Illustrated Book series, this holiday how-to guide from accomplished carver, Ross Oar offers carvers of all skill levels more than 20 original patterns of Santa a...
This inspiring book provides a wealth of fascinating projects for woodturners. It will extend their skills and give them a chance to try more unusual, challenging pieces. The book reflects the author’...
Now in paperback, this step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guides, covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know....
This DVD shows how both machines can be used safely and with confidence. As well as basic safe sawing techniques, the programme features a number of useful jigs and holders that can be made in the wor...
Woodworker Jim Cummins shows you how to transform that small scrap you can't bear to throw away, into a valued treasure. In addition to several intriguing boxes with many variations, you'll discover a...
Wayne Barton demonstrates this wonderfully simple and direct way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques and utensils.
ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET INCLUDED.
In this DVD, Swedish woodworker Jogge Sundqvist shows you how to use only hand tools - axe, knife, adz, and gouge - to make a dough bowl and spoon, from start to finish. You'll also learn how to visua...
Now you can build fascinating dinosaur models-just like those sold in museums-from a piece of plywood. This book shows how even beginners can use the scroll saw to form puzzle pieces for seven differe...
Everyone needs more storage for books and other media. That's why building shelving is so popular among woodworkers, whether the project is a simple shelved built-in or a high-style bookcase. While bu...
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