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  • Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear woodturning tools
    July 25, 2018

    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
    June 7, 2018

    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
    May 30, 2018

    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
    May 30, 2018

    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
    May 24, 2018

    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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  • The Alan Peters Award for Excellence
    May 10, 2018

    The Alan Peters Award for Excellence

    Give your fledgling career a boost with this fantastic award and gain exposure, experience, contacts and the chance to follow in many of our previous winners footsteps by selling your work as a direct result of exhibiting at Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design exhibition!
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  • Robert Ingham checks out the ingenious Micro Fence Edge-Guide
    March 26, 2018

    Robert Ingham checks out the ingenious Micro Fence Edge-Guide

    The first in a series of evolving tools is the Micro Fence Edge-Guide, to give it its official title. It has the aesthetics and presence of a well designed product. The main body is machined from bar stock aluminum to which an underhung wooden fence is attached. The kit is supplied with deep and shallow wooden fences but the instruction booklet encourages experimentation with the development of your own additional fence, should you desire to do so.
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