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Archive - 2012 05

Scotney Castle

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Derek Jones

23 May 2012

Summer looks like it is about to arrive and the workshop is beginning to lack appeal. That’s certainly my response to a bit of sunshine and a blue sky. Scotney Castle in Kent is a great day out as I discovered the other day. Magnificent walks, fascinating architecture and plenty of top notch furnitu ...

Dodgy legs

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Derek Jones

17 May 2012

Machining a perfect rule joint from scratch is tricky at the best of times. My preferred technique is to creep up to a good fit in a series of shallow passes with the router and to make sure the leaves are a reasonable thickness in the first place. I’ve learnt this by repairing more than I’ve made a ...

Honing Guides

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Derek Jones

8 May 2012

Surely I’m not the only one with a comprehensive toolkit that never seems to be all in the same place at the same time. I had a couple of hours at the weekend holed up in the F&C workshop while my car was in for a service, so thought I’d rattle off some depth stops for setting my Japanese chisels on ...

Honing Guides

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Derek Jones

8 May 2012

Surely I’m not the only one with a comprehensive toolkit that never seems to be all in the same place at the same time. I had a couple of hours at the weekend holed up in the F&C workshop while my car was in for a service, so thought I’d rattle off some depth stops for setting my Japanese chisels on ...

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