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Derek Jones

Welcome to......the future

30 August 2019

I have been at the helm of F&C for 10 years I am now moving on to pastures new. It has been a privilege to work and talk with such wonderful craftspeople from around the world. The 20 working day production cycles certainly kept me on my toes and it will be a different pace of life from here on  ...

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  • Hard Wax Oil

    By Richard Findley

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

    I use Treatex HWO Ultra. Really like the product. Satin is my preferred finish. I usually apply 4 coats, usually with a brush and wiping off the excess aft...

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  • For sale! Airpress vacuum pump kit.

    By JoeTaylor

    Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM

    I’m selling a barely used Airpress Professional vacuum pump kit with two bags and a resin glue spreader. Originally costing over £1200.I’ve ...

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  • Hard Wax Oil

    By tamgo

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 3:51 AM

    I have been using Osmo hard wax oil in recent projects, getting used to how to apply it for different situations and for different final appearances.I am i...

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  • Sourcing cypress boards

    By Knotfree

    Monday, February 3, 2020 - 8:52 PM

    Hello, I have a project to make Adirondack chairs and am looking for some Cypress boards. Can anyone suggest a wholesaler or other source/supplier for this material in the Glasgow area. Thanks!

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  • Where to buy F&C

    By Ian Thorn

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:55 AM

    I would suggest Taking out a subscription it arrives on time to your letter box and is cheaper also you can get it online if you wish to print your own . I...

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  • Where to buy F&C

    By GeirS

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:11 AM

    Going to London tomorrow and would love to pick up a copy of the magazine.Previously this has never been a problem, but in the last years I have not been a...

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  • Garden benches

    By charlton8

    Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 11:28 PM

    Nice job. I did one seat a number of years ago and its still going strong.

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  • Closing workshop

    By Billio

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:45 AM

    Hello AlexApologies for the late reply.Thanks for otter suggestion.Your community workshop is a great cause, however my problem is that I'm based near Okeh...

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