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Archive - 2010 01

As carvers, what are we?

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Michelle Robertson

29 January 2010

As carvers, do we classify ourselves as artists, woodworkers or merely hobbyists? It is a question I find myself coming back to more and more. We use wood to form the basis of our carvings, learning a multitude of skills and techniques to achieve the end result, so that makes us woodworkers, yes? An ...

It''s good to talk

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Michelle Robertson

26 January 2010

Not meaning to jump on the bandwagon of my fellow editors, but they do raise a valid point of reader feedback satisfaction. Like the Furniture & Cabinet Editor, Derek, I too have had a couple of letters of thanks regarding our Giveaway page which we run in Woodcarving magazine. It"s nice to  ...

Something for the weekend

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Michelle Robertson

22 January 2010

What a week that was! It was a hectic one as repro weeks tend to be. The March/April edition is now down with our production team who have just come back with lovely proofs for me to read and correct and then it"s on with the May/June issue. Yes I know it"s only January but we do work so far ...

I got an Eiffel over the weekend

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Michelle Robertson

18 January 2010

Yes you read it right, I went travelling to Paris over the weekend on the Eurostar and took in the delights of Parisian art, architecture, and culture. And what a lovely time I had visiting the Louvre (where I spent a few hours taking in the ancient carvings of the Egyptians etc), the Sacre Coeur, a ...

It has arrived!

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Michelle Robertson

15 January 2010

Yes the 1/32in V-tool has arrived and boy does it look impressive. Even though I have held it, examined it and pushed it through the wood on my desk ever so slightly (shh!) I still can"t get my head around it! I cannot wait to get this tested properly and see what happens. But to find out what w ...

Size doesn''t matter

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Michelle Robertson

12 January 2010

I"m rather excited at the moment and no it isn"t anything to do with Walter"s new avatar pic on these forums (although he does look rather dashing). It"s all to do with the imminent arrival of a very special V-tool which should be in my hands in a matter of weeks. Imagine, if you wil ...

Power to the tool

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Michelle Robertson

8 January 2010

I know there is an age old debate about whether it is right in this day and age for us to be using power tools on our work but I have recently discovered how much they are a boon to the carver as opposed to the view that they are a bit of a cheat. They reach places where sometimes a gouge cannot, th ...

Happy New Decade

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Michelle Robertson

5 January 2010

And so the week of festivities and mindless telly watching had to come to a close as we all returned back to work yesterday. I thought it would be a bit of a shock to the system but surprisingly, it was quite nice to find myself back into a routine. The best part is actually knowing what day it is.  ...

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