Thursday 08 October 2009
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
power tool , Peter Clothier
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Wednesday 07 October 2009
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
Mark Baker , Natural edge , hollow form , Box , between centres
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
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.
Alan Holtham , morticer , benchtop , large machine
Tuesday 06 October 2009
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
Maestro , Fred Zavadil , Mary Ann Jack Bleach
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
part one , Basic , toolkit , measuring , marking
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
hollow form , Thread Chasing , Paul Loseby , olive wood , urn
Monday 05 October 2009
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
technique , Kitchen , patinate , fittings , bailey
Wednesday 30 September 2009
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
light , Magnifying , Warco , long reach
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
project , bill prickett , bird , Little Owl , step by step
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...
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’...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Wayne Barton demonstrates this wonderfully simple and direct way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques and utensils.
ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET INCLUDED.
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...
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,...
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...
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