Monday 30 March 2020

Olive Ash Stool Finished

Jim sent me these pictures of his olive ash stool made on my course last weekend. It's had three coats of finishing oil which ahs really brought the grain alive.

There were lots of angles and curves in this project which adds interest to the design.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Rack for Dovetail Guides

I've had contact from lots of woodworkers all round the world who have been getting a lot more workshop time this week.
Peter in the US sent me this picture of a little rack he made for his dovetail guides, simple but very practical.

Saturday 14 March 2020

Skelton Gentleman Jaq Dovetail Saw Arrives

I've been very much looking forward to the arrival of my new Gentleman Jaq dovetail saw it didn't disappoint.

It's extremely comfortable and has a really nice weight in the hand. The detailing is amazing, much better than my photography!

This is the last of my Honduran Rosewood which matches my dual kerf starter.
Shane reacted badly to this rosewood, one of the possible hazards of the job.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Calling for Entrants for the Alan Peters Award 2020 £1,000 first prize!

The Alan Peters award is being organised by Jeremy Broun and is open to any amateur woodworker resident in the UK and over the age of 18. Up to two pieces per person may be entered and they will be judged on the appropriate use of wood, quality of workmanship, functionality and originality of design.
Entries must be submitted by 30th May 2020 (£20 fee per item) with judging being done on 29th June 2020.
First prize £1,000, second prize £500 and third prize £300. For full details please see link below.