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New products

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Matthew Long

19 August 2011

It"s always interesting to see how products develop over the years... you only need look at the way the combi drill/driver has come on a relatively short time. An ex-colleague of mine, Michael Huntley, who used to be the editor of Furniture and Cabinetmaking, has teamed up with the Japanese saw  ...

Horsing around

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Matthew Long

12 August 2011

For Issue 59, we are including a Back Page Project of a very old piece of woodworking equipment, a shaving horse. Now I didn"t know too much about them, until I stumbled across this website, which gives you a little bit of history of the apparatus. It"s well worth a look because, as with man ...

Cherry nice chisels

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Matthew Long

5 August 2011

This month, I"ve been testing more chisels... for issue 59. And I"ve got hold of some Kirschen "Two Cherries" chisels. I"d already looked at budget chisels, Japanese chisels, so thought it"d be good to look at some higher end western pattern chisels. Now, the chisels arrive i ...

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