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The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

Join us at The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show. The largest and longest established retail woodworking and power tool show in the Country. Peter will be an official demonstrator again. He’ll be doing live tutorials and demonstrating fine woodworking and furniture making hand skills at his bench.
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The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

Join us at The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show. The largest and longest established retail woodworking and power tool show in the Country. Peter will be an official demonstrator again. He’ll be doing live tutorials and demonstrating fine woodworking and furniture making hand skills at his bench.
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5 Star Performance…

5 Star Performance…

Check out our latest DVD review of the Ultimate Bandsaw Set Up & Maintenance
By Phil Davy, The Woodworker Autumn 2018 

Following on from his excellent range of hand tool DVDs, furniture maestro Peter Sefton has progressed to Series 2, focusing on woodworking machinery. Starting with the bandsaw, I should point out that this is the first of three DVDs dealing solely with this machine, the subsequent pair concentrating on Advanced Techniques – we’ll take a closer look at those in a future issue.

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Hand Plane Buying Guide

Hand Plane Buying Guide

By Darin Lawrence, Woodcraft Director of Product Development

A Hand Plane is a specialised tool designed to hold a sharpened blade to accomplish a specific woodworking task. It is usually pushed or pulled along a surface to cut or smooth a piece of wood. Prior to the introduction of motorised power tools, hand planes were needed to bridge the gap between rough lumber and finished projects.

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Check out this review of Peter Sefton's Chisel and Plane Sharpening DVD on UKWorkshop.co.uk - woodworking forum.

Check out this review of Peter Sefton's Chisel and Plane Sharpening DVD on UKWorkshop.co.uk - woodworking forum.

The Internet is a wonderful place, there's a wealth of information for people wanting to learn a new skill. The problem is, as a beginner, there's no way to tell who knows what they're talking about and who doesn't. Bad advice is worse than no advice. The only way to be sure you're getting good advice is to get it from someone who depends on those skills day in and day out. Even better if you can find a Master Craftsman to teach you. 

How lucky we are that we have one then.
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Choosing abrasive coatings

Choosing abrasive coatings

Peter Sefton looks at abrasive coatings, and promotes the use of Mirka's Abranet.

The density of the sanding material decides the sanding result. The basic rule is that the denser the coating, the larger the stock removal and better surface finish. However, in order to prolong the lifetime of the sanding material as well, a more open coating can be better when sanding soft clogging materials and lacquer finishes.

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Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear woodturning tools

Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear woodturning tools

Reviewed by Wood Workers Institute

Woodpeckers have recently introduced a range of three sets of carbide-tipped turning tools called Ultra-Shear. The sets are either small, medium or full size. The ones I am testing here comprise the full-size set, 600mm overall length. The blade shaft is 16mm in diameter and projects 200mm from the ferrule of the handle. The handles are made from a close-grained hardwood and sport a coloured ferrule and an end-cap on the lower end of the handle. I must admit to liking the look of the tools – they appear solid and ready for work...

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Tool Review: WoodRiver and Ahsley Isles Chisels

Tool Review: WoodRiver and Ahsley Isles Chisels

Ashley Isles Bevel Edge Chisels Peter Sefton reports on the Ashley Iles Bevel Edge Chisels he recommends to his students. I bought my first set of Ashley Iles bevel edged chisels almost 10 years ago and the original Mk1s have...

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Fine furniture making – covered

Fine furniture making – covered

A review of Peter Sefton's Fine Furniture Making DVDs by Good Woodworking Magazine 

These two volumes from Peter Sefton’s new Fine Furniture Making DVD range are very well produced and the professional and authoritative delivery instils the viewer with confidence throughout.

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Louis Kwok – The Woodworker

Louis Kwok – The Woodworker

Louis Kwok, who studied at the Peter Sefton Furniture School, pursued a craft that many consider a “sunset industry” – even local wood suppliers advised that there was no future in woodworking. This is his story.
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A Versatile Clamping Solution

A Versatile Clamping Solution

Reviewed and written by Good Woodworking Magazine

Designed to hold parts, jigs and fences without being in the way, these versatile dovetail clamps can be easily adapted to suit a wide range of tasks.

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