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Derek Jones

Robinson House Studio Open House

27 July 2018

On the whole summer is generally a time of rest for woodworkers. The combination of high temperatures in the workshop making hand work hard work and the list of outside jobs you’ve been putting off all year suddenly take precedence over the current project or projects. Conveniently though, it’s also ...

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  • Thick veneer

    By ann-teak

    Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:12 PM

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase some thick exotic veneer, minimum 1.5mm thick.Short lengths are OK.At least 75mm wide.Rosewoods and maybe Padauk.Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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  • Offset brass hinge

    By ron.d

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:29 PM

    Have you got anyphoto's? Ron

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  • Offset brass hinge

    By sueetmare

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 9:12 AM

    Help needed please.Some years ago I made three small cabinets ( all won best in class at the Axminster competition over 3 years.)I used small brass offset ...

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  • Jamaican Fustic/Dyer's Mulberry

    By WoodY19

    Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1:04 PM

    My sisters and I have inherited a table and chairs from our parents. They were made from fustic. This is a Jamaican hardwood, originally used in dyes. The ...

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  • Sauno VT 5 - using for first time

    By Picaflor

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:49 AM

    HiI am just teetering on the edge of committing to a Sauno vt5 as well after many hours of research... I have a good friend who is a tree surgeon and have ...

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  • Studio mixing desk workstation

    By Ian Thorn

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 9:04 AM

    Is the unit open or is the mixing done in a closed cabinet if this is the case you could line the inside with an acoustic material and rubber seals on the ...

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  • Studio mixing desk workstation

    By Picaflor

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:17 AM

    Hi, I am just starting to plan a project to build a large desk with some shelving to house a mixing desk, some audio equipment and speakers.It will be for ...

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  • where to buy cut to size ply from

    By gregmcateer

    Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 8:41 PM

    Obviously you'll want to select the sheets yourself, but if you pick them, you can take them to the cutting area in B&Q, (I know, I know!), as the guys...

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