Wednesday 30 September 2009
I once heard that there are more than 1000 different subdivisions of the mortice and tenon. This joint is a natural progression from the simple lap joint, through the bridle joint to a full mo
Michael Huntley , Joints , Tenons , Mortice , cabinetmaking
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PreparationWhether using cherry or maple, stable, well-seasoned timber must be selected, especially for the top. Boards of sufficient width ought to be available for the leaves, but the centre b
furniture , Finishes , shaker table , rule joint
Build Perfect Decking
The garden deck has become a firm favourite in gardens all over Britain – here's Anthony's pirate-themed decking, for something a little different! Sometimes patio
garden , Decking , Planning , Summer , Sandall , Pirate
This letter rack is contemporary in style, but it follows a principle popular for more than a century - making construction a visible feature of the design.
The solid oak front and back pieces
Letter rack , dowels , danish oil , drilling jig
Applying veneers by hand without the need for a veneer press is an ancient tried and tested technique. It takes advantage of the unique properties of hot hide glue, manufactured from animal skin
John Bullar , hand veneering , hide glue
Mafell big router
Mafell as a brand is more skewed towards joinery rather than cabinetwork and this big router reflects that to some degree. While it is sophisticated, it is intended for freeha
test , anthony bailey , Mafell , LO65EC , big router
Making an impressive carving using punches
Frederick Wilbur examines the use of punches to enhance relief carvings
The technique of punching, stippling, or padding may not seem very germane to
relief carving , Frederick Wilbur , punches , surface , impression
Tuesday 29 September 2009
A couple visiting the Sussex Guild Christmas show in Midhurst bought the brown oak wall cabinet featured in F and C 150 and the following day were back to ask me if I would make them a small jew
David Barron , Jewellery , Boxes , Dovetails , bridle joints
Tuesday 15 September 2009
When did you first start to carve?I began carving in the late 90s, but many years before, I'd seen a picture in a woodworking book it was a beautiful coffee table consisting of three carved
20 minutes , Russell Birch , netsuke
Dolphins have had a special place in our ornamental vocabulary from ancient times to the modern day, and especially so in the classical revival of the 18th century. They had a particular significa
Steve Bisco , carve , Dolphin , Tazza , Louise XV
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Wayne Barton demonstrates this wonderfully simple and direct way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques and utensils.
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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’...
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...
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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