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Issue 49 Cover Shoot

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Matthew Long

29 October 2010

Well, it"s workshop Friday, and I am doing the cover shoot for issue 49. This involves a mobile table saw unit and saw, and getting the shot right should be OK. I"ve set up the background the saw, and have prepped the mitre cutting attachment. The table saw itself is a DeWalt, and I must say ...

Long weekend

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Matthew Long

20 October 2010

Well, back at work after a couple of days off. And very nice they were too. The great thing about where I live is that there are lots of shops selling all manner of furniture, carvings and nic nacs... all in wood. So, going around shopping is great inspiration for my mini projects. In one particular ...

Mini projects

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Matthew Long

14 October 2010

Well, been making stuff for the January (Yep, the mad world of publshing) issue, and have really enjoyed doing my mini projects. The projects have all been about jewellery. So, I"m using the masur birch I talked about in a previous blog, and zebrano (Yes that offcut is still paying dividends) to ...

Kevin the pigeon

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Matthew Long

5 October 2010

After Kevin the wood pigeon stepped up to the plate to become our latest cover model, it got me thinking about what other animals would work on our front cover. An obvious choice would be a pine martin... cute and very photogenic. I suppose you could go out of your way to have a fish tank full of pe ...

Coup takes charge

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Matthew Long

1 October 2010

Now, we definitely can have a bit of fun doing cover shoots for the magazine. Having posed myself on the cover, I know it can feel a bit weird. And when taking the pictures, to get a decent smile out of the person, you have to make sure they are enjoying themselves to get a genuine smile. Nothing pr ...

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