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Mark SBD  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Chinese Puzzle

Bob Chapman’s turned version of a 13th-century Chinese jar is a real delight, but it remains to be seen if it will survive for as long as its pottery counterpart

dennis wake  |  Jul 23, 2010  |  0 comments
Pic.1 – This vase is 7.5 X 4.5in   I’m going to make this vase using oak and steamed beach strips with a solid base. The first step is to cut all the strips to an approximate size and then plane and thickness them. Now you need to establish what exact size the segments should be. This can be done using a chart such as the one shown below:   This vase will have 13 segmented rings with 12 segments per ring. To cut…

Steven Winter  |  Dec 12, 2014  |  0 comments

This really pushes the limits, complex multi-dimensional furniture, bending rigid wood to achieve beautiful flowing movement is not easy. These pieces appear effortless. The maker Kino Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrano, and Wenge veneers, coupling them with laminated and formed plywood. Guerin say’s "I gave myself a challenge a few years ago, one that would become my leitmotiv: (recurring theme to you…

Mark SBD  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Going for a Song

Annemarie Adams takes a simple design for a wooden whistle and gives it wings

Steven Winter  |  Oct 02, 2014  |  0 comments

An amazingly intricate and complex kinetic sculpture by Scott Weaver, Rolling Through the Bay stands 9 feet tall (2.7m) and uses 100,000 toothpicks from around the world. Scott says 'I always had a dream that I would build the world's largest toothpick sculpture. It's not, but none of the others have ping pong balls that roll through the landmark neighbourhoods and historical locations of San Francisco'. Scott…

Steven Winter  |  Aug 18, 2014  |  0 comments

Blind Craftsman use Hands as Eyes


Steven Winter  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  0 comments

‘Sculpted with a bandsaw’ The City Series is a collection of sculptures by James McNabb, he uses a technique that involves intuitive cutting with a bandsaw, a form of drawing in wood. James uses scrap’s from his furniture making and makes cuts as the abstract shapes develop into buildings, a process he calls "sketching with a band saw" the resultant shapes resemble architectural forms which become…

Mark SBD  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Setting sail

The coracle, a small keel-less boat, has always been used as a means of fishing or transportation. Here, John Greeves takes us through the steps for making one that are used by Mark Aplin on his dedicated courses

Tegan Foley  |  Mar 20, 2023  |  0 comments
Recognised as one of Victorian Britain’s most significant cultural figures, there’s more to William Morris than just wallpaper, as Peter Scaife discovers
Mark SBD  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Woodworking Adventures

David Moody shows that even with limited tools, budget and space, you can still make some useful woodworking projects

Mark SBD  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Workers of Wood

In a new series aimed at creating a better understanding of timber, its uses and other associated areas of interest, Peter Bishop shows that no matter where you place yourself within the broad category of woodworking, it should be enjoyed in all its guises

Tegan Foley  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Andrew Lawton – one of our three expert judges for the Alan Peters Furniture Award 2022 – presents an exhibition piece made using a very unique material