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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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Technical Thursdays - 20 Top Tips on Hollowing

Soon after I started woodturning I knew I wanted to concentrate on hollow forms and hollowing projec......

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Technical Thursdays - Oak

There are apparently 530 species of oak worldwide. The two main types known as English oak (Quercus ......

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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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Technical Thursdays - Repairing a fault in a bowl

It is sometimes said that problems are just opportunities in disguise, and most woodturners who have......

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Technical Thursdays - Timber Not Necessary!

If you rely entirely on timber for your turnings, then you need do so no longer, as I hope to show y......

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Technical Thursdays - Metal Effect Finishes

It was a chance question I posed to Nick some years back when discussing a new piece of work he had ......

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Technical Thursdays - Evolution of a Theme

If you look at the pieces that many of the well-known wood artists make, you will see a theme or a p......

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Technical Thursdays - Dyeing and Spraying

Dyeing and then spraying with lacquers - acrylic or cellulose-based - can bring out the figuring and......

 

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