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Springtime Snowdrops

On looking carefully at a bunch of snowdrops growing in the garden, it became apparent that this cou......

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Turned and Decorated Stones

I have always been interested in collecting stones whenever I walk on the beach. I like the varied c......

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Multi Axis Bowl

After having some success with multi-axis turning of spindle work, I thought I would use the same or......

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Homemade Chucks

Few woodturners have a problem with mounting a bowl blank on the lathe to turn a bowl or a platter. ......

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Technical Thursdays - European Ash

Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is my favourite timber to turn, with possibly the greatest variation in gra......

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Technical Thursdays - How To Buy Timber

In the first part of a new series on buying timber, I will start by looking at the different methods......

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Using InLace to Enhance your Turnings

InLace is a decorative material that can be used to create inlays in turned work, to fill natural vo......

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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......

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Applying Spirit Stains

Unlike acrylic paints, stains seep into the surface of wood so some preparation of your turning will......

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Technical Thursdays - Starting Turning - Part 1

When I started turning, I quickly got the bug for it and as with any new undertaking - think paintin......