The Wonder of Wood

Turning Timber into Treasure


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Now completed, this was an interesting project. Having given my bowl acne I turned the bottom of the bowl then I divided the top off into twelve irregular segments with lining tape and started the painting process. The pimply section…
This is a new project combining different painted finishes, pyrography, textured surfaces and staining.  I have prepared a 10X2 sycamore bowl and textured it by a method shown to me by Mark Raby of CR Craft Creations with some advice from…
I was very pleased to be asked to represent Middlesex woodturnersw association in their display of members work at the daventry woodworking show. I submited four pieces and was pleased to have one put forward for the final judging. The…
This is my work in progress bought to completion. It is my entry for this years Graddage prize. Unfortunately no win this year but I still have hope for the piece. Last years entry was a wood and glass confectionary…
I am attempting a work that is proving to be a great challenge. This job has taken up so much time because of all the difficulties there are to overcome. I have made several jigs and still need to make…
I am pleased to have been asked to submit three pieces of my work to represent Middlesex Woodturners at the Woodworks @ Daventry 2013 show. I have been asked for the saturn box with tiffany style rings and another two…
This was an interesting project. I have made one of these before but didn't have a clue how to work it. One of my facebook friends, Judy Kingery In Abilene Texas makes these regularly and she had a picture of…
I have to repair a Garage door frame by grafting in new bottom sections to the jambs. I like to do this with halving joints but they are always a bit awkward to cut on the existing vertical timbers. I…
I Picked up an interesting job last week. Karl in Greenford contacted me and asked if I could make him a handle for his leather sewing machine. He sent me the dimensions and a description of the kind of thing…
Good night at the club with Les Thorne demonstrating how to make a Curly box this featured carving texturing and colouring. Les was most amusing and showed several techniques and Ideas. At the end of his Demo he presented a…
A good show at Great Missenden the usual people were there demonstrating their crafts. On arrival to set up on the Thursday we were surprised to see the marquee was not up but the crew quickly had it up and…

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