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Wanting Walnut

On Saturday, I began machining strips of walnut and maple to make a pair of chess boards. I was asked about making these a few months ago by someone with a preference for true ebony over walnut but, with winter soon to fall, I’ve decided to press on and attempt to get these done by November(!).


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Picture Frame and Mitres

My next video on YouTube should document the making of a small picture frame made from a minute quantity of English walnut. Today, I’m going to share with you a bit about making the mitres on each of the four corners, as I took an opportunity to try and saw blade I’d not tested before and I’d like to share some of my thoughts on that.

Mitre Cutting Time!

I also decided to make a mitre-cutting jig for my mitre saw and there will be a shorter video showing how I made that, to be uploaded within days of the picture frame project going live.

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A Wooden Trumpet!!

This appeared on the local news (BBC Points West) about an hour ago and, I thought it might be of interest to woodworkers following this blog (thank you!):

I’m not sure how to embed a video from the BBC’s website so, you’ll have to click on this link in order to see (and, hear it!) for your good selves.

Truly outstanding stuff. There’s woodturning and then, there’s this! A level of craftsmanship that many of us could only ever dream of striving towards!

Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

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