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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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Buying Timber

If you are inexperienced in buying wood, a visit to a timber yard can be quite daunting. Let's f......

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10 Projects From Burrs

In this article I have created each project from a different wood. Each can be found in the UK and d......

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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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Laminating And Gluing Up Timber

Most of the timber for my spindle turning work is cut from commercially available boards, mostly Ame......

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Weekend Projects - Natural edge vase and bowl

This month I am going to show you how I go about turning end and side grain natural edge items with ......

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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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Save Timber by Using Offcuts

How many times have we thrown a corner away from a bowl that we have just cut on the bandsaw? Or a s......

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Looking After Your Timber Stock

There are many problems associated with looking after your timber stock. The main enemy is damp - mo......

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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......