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  • Best from Britain
    March 29, 2019

    Best from Britain

    Needing to equip seven student toolboxes with dovetail saws, Peter Sefton and his latest crop of budding furniture makers test eight of the best saws from Britain and beyond, with surprising results.

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  • Tormek visit the Peter Sefton Furniture School
    December 20, 2018

    Tormek visit the Peter Sefton Furniture School

    Tormek visit the Peter Sefton Furniture School. 'We are delighted to introduce Peter Sefton as our new Tormek Friend! Peter Sefton is not only an award-winning Master Craftsman and Furniture Maker, he’s also a well-known educator, demonstrator and writer.'
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  • The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show
    October 29, 2018

    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…
    September 21, 2018

    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
    September 14, 2018

    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.
    August 21, 2018

    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
    August 2, 2018

    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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