Green Woodworking….Tools, Products And Skills

Shave Horse Ben Orford

Green Woodworking is enjoying a revival now that the planting of trees is  recognised as an important way of reducing global warming. Indeed wood loving craftsmen of the past are now regarded as the first conservationists, as they harnessed the attributes of wood in a sustainable and renewable way.

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Cable Reels……16 Great Ideas For Their Transformation

Barrel Swing rev1

Cable reels can be upcycled in so many ways,,,, I hope this post will inspire you to create your own innovative designs. Here are a few pros and cons when it comes to cable reel furniture….. Pros…… The wood has been treated with preservative, which penetrates deep into the fibres, so the cable reel will not rot.

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12 Best Selling Woodworking Projects

Teapot Bird House and Feeder

Woodworking products which are easy to make and sell well are reviewed in this post. Here are a few things to remember when you are beginning your business as a new woodworker….. Work within your capabilities to create a product you would be proud to have in your own home Don’t try to re-invent the wheel…..look at what other people are selling and adapt their ideas to create your own range Only use materials of the highest quality Just purchase tools  for the job in hand. You will soon build up a range of woodworking tools to deal with any…

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Woodworking A to Z …………Part 1… A to L

Woodworker Marquetry

Woodworking alphabet starting with…. A…….Automata  Making wooden toys, which can be animated by a series of hidden cogs, gears and pullies, has been around for centuries. The amazing contraption featured in this video illustrates what can be achieved by a skilled craftsman….. Catch Me If You Can Companion post Toy Automata To Whirligigs

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Scooter For A Small Child

Girl on scooter

Scooters have come a long way since I was a kid. Nowadays they are shiny chrome with an electric motor. When I was growing up they were  made of wood and you had to provide the foot power. This is the style of scooter I’m going to describe today……a retro scooter for a small child.

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Scroll Sawing – An Introduction

DeWalt scroll saw

Scroll sawing combines traditional woodworking with the ability to create eye catching designs. The first step is to purchase a scroll saw. You don’t want to ‘penny pinch’ as that will effect the quality of your work. Nowadays most models have an inbuilt light, dust collector and have variable speed as standard. The only feature you can’t add on is a variable speed control, so you must choose a model with this feature. Also look for a saw with a throat depth of 16″ + There is a further choice you have to make…..do you opt for a saw which…

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