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Tegan Foley  |  Mar 04, 2024  |  0 comments

Since its inception in 1999, Turners Retreat has focused on delivering the very best customer service available, providing a diverse product range for woodturners and craftspeople. Regarded as one of the UK’s premier woodturning retail outlets, this year marks its 25th anniversary

Tegan Foley  |  May 19, 2022  |  0 comments
Pub signs bear their names for sound – if sometimes obscure – reasons, and in total offer a fascinating reflection of English history and social change, as Paul Greer goes on to demonstrate
Tegan Foley  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments
Jim Sutherland tells us why, after all these years, his Grandfather’s old tools still hold such a central place in his tool cupboard
Mark SBD  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Dombey & Son

Dave Roberts finds that keeping up with the times isn’t always the same as making progress

Mansoor Iqbal  |  Nov 24, 2010  |  0 comments
It is the people who use its tools, Dremel has decided, who will provide the best ideas as to how to improve existing tools and applications, as well as offering the best suggestions on which new ones to develop. It is with that in mind that it has launched its new Innovations Portal, an online forum in which tool development staff at Dremel can liaise with enthusiasts, hobbyists and craftspeople. The idea is that these users will perceive flaws…

Mansoor Iqbal  |  Jan 20, 2011  |  0 comments
The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) has welcomed its first non-EU based manufacturer, Turkish furniture making firm Yonga Mobilya. Yonga was founded in 1974 by Turkish workers in Germany, and today employs 230 people. It is an exclusive supplier to Marks & Spencer, and as well as being the FISP’s first non-EU member, is also the first from Marks & Spencer’s supply chain. It is committed to the…

Tegan Foley  |  Mar 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Longer days mean more time spent out in the garden. If you have decking on which to enjoy an al fresco meal or a spot of sunbathing, then now is the time to give it some TLC, to make sure it's not only looking its best, but is well protected from the elements. There's a multitude of options out there from which to choose, and it can be confusing to know what to buy to achieve the best results. Luckily, V33 has launched a range of…

Mark SBD  |  Sep 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Hand drills: on the endangered list?

Phil Davy answers the question of why many people still choose to use a hand drill to this day

Mansoor Iqbal  |  Apr 08, 2011  |  0 comments
Low-fares and holiday airline Jet2.com has given Makita a ringing endorsement by equipping all of its airlines with the Japanese firm’s BCL180Z 18V cordless vacuum cleaners. More than 60 of the Lithium-ion powered tools have been delivered to the airline, complete with 3.0Ah and DC18RA smart chargers. Airlines can be a good barometer of tools of this ilk, as the turnaround between flights needs to be quick and efficient. Prior to its…

Tegan Foley  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  0 comments
Peter Scaife, editor of The Woodworker in the mid-1960s, recalls a very different world of woodworking
Mark Gould  |  Aug 09, 2011  |  0 comments
 The Bleeding Yew of Nevern weeps a blood-like red resin-like substance that apparently baffles botanists. Folk tales and legends abound. One explanation is that the tree weeps in sympathy with Christ’s wounds. Another says that a man was hanged in the tree and a third that it weeps, "until a Welshman is once again Lord of the castle on the hill". It is one of trees to visit on the new Great Yews of Wales Tree Trail a downloadable…

Mark SBD  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Our Mutual Friend

In woodworking, we are in the midst of life, Dave Roberts reflects – as long as we don’t inhale

Tegan Foley  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, has introduced a new finish to its Door-Oil range - 3033 Raw Matt – which is designed to protect and enhance light coloured wood, without leaving behind a wet-look appearance. Developed from natural oils and waxes, Osmo Door-Oil Raw has been specially formulated to protect interior wooden doors and joinery. The finish works by penetrating the wooden surface – which remains…

Mansoor Iqbal  |  Nov 03, 2010  |  0 comments
As part of Good Wood's 'Show Season' feature in our November issue (234), we sent Dominic Collings along to the Scottish Furniture Makers Association's 2010 show, which took place this year in the rather impressive environs of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. There was so much talent at the exhibition that we couldn't get nearly as many pictures of the work on show in the piece as we would've liked. To make up for it though, here's a collection of…

Tegan Foley  |  Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Trend are excited to announce the launch of the amazing Trend Air Pro Max. Head, eye, lung and (optionally) ear protection is provided to ensure the user is fully protected while working on a multitude of projects. Single users or businesses alike can ensure safe working practices with the ultra-efficient protection against harmful airborne particles, head impact, and flying debris.