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Timberrrrr!

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Matthew Long

23 September 2010

Down the workshop the other day, and Mark introduced me to a lovely timber called Masur birch. There"s a little controversy over this particular timber. It has a very unusual patterning to it, which it was used to be thought was caused by a beetle infestation in the timber which caused very dist ...

Quick Fix

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Matthew Long

16 September 2010

Yesterday was a great day in the workshop repairing stuff. For Issue 48"s Quick Fix, I was making and fitting a replacement stretcher for a pine chair. The job was a nice one, that involved using a simple jig. The chair leg was drilled right through from the outside and the stretcher dowelled in ...

Next issue

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Matthew Long

9 September 2010

Well issue 46 is on sale today... I hope you like it. The main A2 project is a great budget router table from Alan Holtham, a real beauty! The issue also comes bagged with the D&M show supplement, which reminds me it"s show season again. I"m missing the late Yandles show this year, as Mark B ...

Repro fun

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Matthew Long

7 September 2010

Phew! What a few days at the office. Repro (that"s the deadline for all editorial to be submitted) is looming and because of holidays, we"re running a little behind, so it"s all hands to the pumps. I guess for a lot of readers out there, the dark arts of magazine production are a little  ...

Carve it up

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Matthew Long

2 September 2010

Now, I"ve never really got much into the carving thing, but have had a go with a power carver for one of my latest mini projects. The Arbotec powercarver was brilliant fun... it"s based on an angle grinder chassis and has an added dougleflip to let you fit carving blades. It was great fun to ...

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