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Happy Christmas

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Matthew Long

23 December 2011

Well, there it is, another woodworking year over and done with. Issue 64 has been put to bed, and I"m ready to go home and see what Santa brings me. I"m holding out for a Clifton plane, but don"t think I"ve been good enough this year... we"ll see what next year brings. And perhap ...

A stool for the shed

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Matthew Long

16 December 2011

Well, I"ve just finished my third build for the Pocket Workshop Project, and it"s not come out too badly, if I say so myself. It"s really just a simple stool to help me hunker down to my workbench. Now, I"m a tall chap at 6" 4", so you can imagine that getting my eyes close to th ...

Feedback is great!

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Matthew Long

2 December 2011

This week, I"ve been really pleased to get some feedback from readers of WPP about our new series, Pocket Workshop Project. Kevin wrote in saying how much he is enjoying the series, and whether the Record Bandsaw is as good as it seems; and another reader, Brian, wrote in telling me how he has a ...

Pocket Workshop router table

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Matthew Long

23 November 2011

Well, I"ve just completed the second project in WPP"s new series Pocket Workshop Project. On this occasion it"s a router table. Every workshop needs one, and the Pocket Workshop has particular demands. For instance, the table has got to fit in the space allocated, just 6" by 8".  ...

Workshop Friday

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Matthew Long

10 November 2011

Well, it"s the end of the week, so it"s workshop day tomorrow. Brilliant. The chance to escape the office grind, and go and do some proper work. This month I"ve got my next project for the Pocket Workshop Project to do, and various tests to write for the mag. Also I"ll be doing some  ...

Recip saws, dovetails and imitation

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Matthew Long

4 November 2011

Now, as editor of a woodwork magazine, it"s part of my job to look at other titles, to get an idea of what other people are doing in the woodwork world. This month, two things stood out for me, after looking at the opposition. On one magazine"s website, they had a feature that caused me to l ...

Christmas wishlist

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Matthew Long

28 October 2011

Sorry to bring it up, but it is getting to that time of year when it"s OK to think about what we"d like our loved ones to "surprize" us with for Christmas. And fellow editor here at GMC Derek, has just had delivery of a parcel that has whetted my appetite for presents. He"s had a ...

That Friday Feeling

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Matthew Long

21 October 2011

Well, that"s almost it for this week. And I"m happy to say I spent a large part of it in the workshop building a project for the new series in WPP, Pocket Workshop Project. You"ll remember I"ve got a Record Power BS250 bandsaw for the workshop, so I needed a stand to put it on, and o ...

Meeting and greeting

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Matthew Long

14 October 2011

Last weekend was D&M, so I attended the Friday and had a great time. The shows are brilliant, as it is one of the few times I get to meet the readers face to face. I"m always keen to hear what people have to think about the magazine, and what their likes and dislikes are. This year, Our Anthony  ...

High end kit

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Matthew Long

30 September 2011

Go on, admit it... we all love the idea of having the most expensive gear out there. And we"ve all heard the expression you get what you pay for. And every enquiry on the forum about what kit to buy has the post somewhere in the thread: cash buys quality, or something like that. But to what exte ...

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