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Mark Baker

Editor's Blog: How sharp is sharp?

24 May 2018

To many sharpening is a tricky subject to master, especially when starting out. Just like any technique, it requires practice to master but I also acknowledge that process of learning is coupled with a bit of frustration until one has. But let's face it: everyone strives to make the perfect cut. Sha ...

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  • Definitely not woodturnings!

    By HM Handicrafts

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

    Aw, they're fun!

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  • Definitely not woodturnings!

    By Claude

    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 4:33 PM

    Mr. Coates is a great carver.   I suspect he's using Eastern White Pine.  I should have said that many species of pine are not good carving wood ...

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  • Lacquering, lime tree carving

    By Pete in Welland

    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:28 PM

    I would suggest looking for a 2 part polyurethane marine varnish. Over here there's Interlux or Envy. Both are extremely durable but I think only available...

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  • JJ - Padré Pio

    By JJF

    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:59 PM

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  • JJ - Padré Pio

    By JJF

    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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  • Definitely not woodturnings!

    By Pete in Welland

    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:55 AM

    Thanks guys for the positive responses. I'm trying hard to not just copy but I have to say getting away from the design in front of me is proving to be a h...

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  • Definitely not woodturnings!

    By Ian Thorn

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:48 PM

    Pete you have made a great start to the new skill and I really like the bottom one and took a while to see it was a spirit . Ian

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  • Definitely not woodturnings!

    By Claude

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:50 PM

    If those are you first carvings, you're doing well!  As you probably noticed, pine is not a good carving wood (in general) - it tends to splinter and ...

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