Creating art from wood

Discover how to make amazing wood art in a variety of ways with a particular focus on the various chip, relief, knife & chainsaw carving techniques

Woodworking takeover of planet earth

Woodworking Takeover Of The World

Woodworkers take over the world Why was woodworking so popular before the global takeover, you may wonder? Apparently, hundreds of people were learning woodworking every day for the 15 years leading up to worldwide woodworking invasion that took place 336 days ago.   Maybe it’s because people finally learned how strangely wonderful it is to shape …

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Woodwork lathes & tools

Woodturning with a woodwork lathe and specialised tools Woodworking Lathes Explained The woodwork lathe is used for wood turning and generally speaking, the goal of turning is to make round objects, such as spindles or discs, by turning between centres or on a faceplate. Woodturning differs from other woodworking techniques in that the wood spins/turns …

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Learn how to make a guitar – Part 1

The process of making a guitar from scratch – Part One. Step No1 in making a guitar is to create a blank for the body and the most popular varieties of wood used to make a blank for the body of a guitar are Mahogany, Ash, Maple, Basswood, Alder, Poplar, Walnut, and Spruce.   Making a …

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French Polishing wood finishing technique.

The amazing wood finishing technique of French Polishing If you’ve ever admired the incredibly beautiful finish on an ancient piece of wooden furniture or a wooden instrument like a guitar or violin, you’re probably looking at wood that has been French Polished. French polishing is a wood finishing process that produces a high-gloss, deep-coloured surface …

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