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Archive - 2010 02

I have been stripping during the evenings

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Michelle Robertson

26 February 2010

No not that kind of stripping! I have been stripping more wallpaper during the evenings to progress with other DIY jobs over the weekend. And whilst I am mentioning such tasks, let me mention now that the invention of the steam wall paper stripper is something of a godsend. It reduces so much hassle ...

I don''t mind Mondays...

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Michelle Robertson

22 February 2010

... mostly anyway, but on the whole, it is often acknowledged, and for good reason, that it is the day most folk seem to least look forward to but I don"t usually mind. But add to the mix bad weather, gloomy light and appalling traffic and that"s anther matter entirely. And they say it"s ...

Eyed glued to the box and the magazine

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Michelle Robertson

19 February 2010

So have you had the chance to catch up with Mastercrafts yet from last Friday? See my previous blog on how to do this if you haven"t. And the series rumbles on tonight with thatching, which in itself is an interesting technique. I for one shall be glued to the set at 9pm tonight to see how the e ...

Mastercrafts on the Beeb

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Michelle Robertson

16 February 2010

So did you all see Mastercrafts on BBC2 last Friday evening? Well if you didn"t, may I recommend you get yourself over to BBC iPlayer once you have finished browsing the forums, and catch up with what looks to be a fantastic series! First up was Green Wood Craft and what a superb and interesting ...

Machine of the week

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Michelle Robertson

12 February 2010

Machine of the week: it"s got to be the bandsaw. Aren"t they great? This week seems to have been bandsaw centric for me and it made me realise how much we take this staple workshop machinery for granted. I have one in my own workshop, a lovely tabletop version, and it is a godsend for removi ...

Carving travels

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Michelle Robertson

9 February 2010

I was left wondering when writing up my next Editor"s Letter for issue 114, whether readers take in any carvings whilst on holiday or on their travels, or if they make specific trips to faraway places to view particular woodcarvings? I always try to find the local carvings of anywhere I travel t ...

Sculptures making millions

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Michelle Robertson

5 February 2010

It can"t have escaped your notice this week that sculpture made the headlines, gracing the front of many daily newspapers. Setting auction records, Giacometti"s L"Homme Qui Marche I was expected to fetch a modest £12-18 million at Sotheby"s but on 3rd February, this bronze piece comm ...

Scarecrows and head changing

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Michelle Robertson

2 February 2010

Ever get one of those days where you don"t know if you"re coming or going? We all get them and today I"m having one of those. I have 3 hats on: one for correcting proofs for the March/April edition of Woodcarving; one for correcting the proofs for the April edition of Woodworking, Plans  ...

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