Woodworkers Institute Blogs

THE LATEST FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Wood Carving

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Editor's Blog: How sharp is sharp?

30 April 2018

To many sharpening is a tricky subject to master, especially when starting out. Just like any technique, it requires practice to master but I also acknowledge that process of learning is coupled with a bit of frustration until one has. But let's face it: everyone strives to make the perfect cut.

Woodturning

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

The challenge of cutting

3 May 2018

To achieve a beautiful cut is a great experience. We all strive for it but it doesn’t happen all of the time. There are many factors as to why this might not occur and that these are sharpness of tool, presentation angle of tool and cutting edge, timber used, where one is trying to cut and so on. Bu ...

Woodworking Crafts

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

Putting My World To Rights

6 April 2018

I never seem to be short of jobs that need doing at home, and sometimes they inspire articles in the magazine too. Actually I’ve just thought of one but I won’t tell you what it is right now, but it should get into print.

 

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

Derek Jones

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 ...