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A Year In Pictures

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Derek Jones

20 December 2013

As we move closer to the end of the year, it starts to get a bit difficult to squeeze in workshop time to run a little project for a blog. Instead, I thought I’d have a trawl through this years" magazines and pick some of my highlights. Out over Christmas last year, our 200th issue was of course ...

Elm panel

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Derek Jones

10 December 2013

The great thing about preparing sample boards for clients is that when the project is done and dusted, you end up with a very nice example for future reference. This board of quartered burr elm was framed with herring-bone bog oak that didn’t quite work out as well as I’d planned. Bog oak is extreme ...

All fingers and thumbs

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Derek Jones

25 November 2013

One of the first things I did when I started using the Richard Kell No.2 honing guide was to make up a set of depth stops at specific widths to take some of the guesswork out of honing a set of Japanese style chisels. Obviously they’ve come in very handy for the set-up process but in this month" ...

Modifying a Mujingfang ebony chamfer plane

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Derek Jones

15 November 2013

In last month"s issue of F&C, I was keen to share with you a recent purchase from Workshop Heaven: a Mujingfang ebony chamfer plane. It comes set to produce a 3mm-wide chamfer, which is pretty handy, only a tad big for my liking, so I suggested a way in which this could be reduced. By my reckoni ...

A new arrival from Lamello

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Derek Jones

8 November 2013

Hello, Just though I’d share these with you as they’re doing the rounds at the moment. Lamello’s Tenso P-14 two-part click-assembly biscuits. The Tenso is the latest addition to the Zeta P System of fixings designed for use in the construction of furniture and joinery. The Tenso is a tool-less assem ...

Not a five minute job!

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Derek Jones

25 October 2013

Five minute jobs never take five minutes now, do they? At least this little project didn’t. It’s something to keep my plough plane blades in, 4mm up to 10mm, which stops them from rattling around the bottom of a drawer. It’s just made from offcuts of ash and bog oak. The grooves were marked out by l ...

Monday 14 October 2013

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Derek Jones

14 October 2013

I’m afraid I’m a little later than I hoped for this posting about the European Woodworking Show on 21 and 22 September at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. If you did manage to get along, you’ll know what I mean when I say this is a unique show in the woodworking calendar. Now in its third year, the s ...

On the back burner

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Derek Jones

17 September 2013

It looks like a busy weekend ahead for the editors this week. Anthony is at the Bentley Woodfair www.bentley.org.uk in East Sussex. Mark is over in Germany and I’ll be heading up to the European Woodworking Show in Essex www.europeanwoodworkingshow.eu It"ll be my first time at this event so look ...

Gee but it''s great to be back home...

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Derek Jones

3 September 2013

Thank you Simon for filling the gap on the F&C blog spot while I was away. I know the Brighton Museum well and have enjoyed the slightly left of centre collection of art and objects that it has on display for as long as I can remember. It was a regular haunt when I was growing up and with the cyclic ...

Trading places

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Simon Frost

23 August 2013

Hello furniture and cabinetmakers! This morning, Tegan and I were both at a bit of a loss for what to write our blogs about – mine for Carving and Tegan’s for F&C. Tegan thought my profile of Ian Norbury in the latest Carving was ‘fantastic’ (great taste has Teegs) and I happened to have seen this b ...

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