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Workshop Wednesdays - Making Artificial Ivory Substitute

Although ivory is not found on contemporary furniture following strict trading laws in endangered fl......

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Natural Dyes

Prior to the use of synthetic dyes and pigments in the late 1850s, furniture makers used naturally o......

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Polychromatic Bowl

I attended one of Sarah Thirlwell's mixed recycled media demonstrations and was taken in by the ......

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All About Adhesives

If you take a look around any woodturner's studio, you'll no doubt find a handful of differe......

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Wall Cabinets

These brown oak and spalted maple cabinets by David Barron are sure to please I was dying to use a ......

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Brown Oak Dining Chairs

Carvers, or dining chairs with armrests, are frequently supplied in pairs, with the remainder of the......

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Green Fingers

Arthur Romney Green was born on 16 February 1872 at Wandsworth Common. Although he has been relegate......

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Oil Finishes Pt 2

Next to wax, oil finishes are the easiest to apply. But there's more to applying an oil finish t......

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Tales from the Workshop - Part 1

Dad's workshop was painted in a deep emerald green colour and lay to the side of our garden. It ......

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Technical Thursdays - Enhancing Chatoyance

What happens if you combine woodturning with ceramic processing? A potter throws a pot, dries it, pu......