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04-13-2012 07:15 PM

Ideas please - simple wooden craft item for children - 26 replies

Each year the museum where I’m voluntary curator runs a series of six craft mornings for children during July and August. Last year I provided just one of the many activities; I prepared ‘kits’ from planed 4” x 1” that the children could assemble. Under my close supervision, they hammered nails through the pre-drilled holes & wer...

10-05-2009 08:50 PM

Is this a woodworking tool? - 36 replies

I bought this in York market last week but really don’t have a clue as to what it’s for. You know you’re a Lumber jock when you buy…...It’s around 9” long overall. Any ideas gentlejocks?

09-22-2008 07:42 PM

'Free Book' on offer with new woodworking website - 11 replies

I subscribe to ’Furniture and Cabinetmaking’ magazine here in England. Along with its stablemates, ’Woodturning’, Woodcarving’ and ’Woodworking Plans and Projects’, the publishers have just launched a woodworking website: “The Woodworkers' Institute“ To promote the launch, new subscribers...

04-22-2008 01:10 AM

Chemically blacking steel - help needed. - 8 replies

OK – it’s not wood, but the steel components will be incorporated in a wooden project. I’m finally getting on with making my replica of the 1600 year old Roman plane that I blogged some weeks ago. I want to tone down the bright steel parts without risking distortion by heating them. Does anyone have knowledge a chemical brew...

03-15-2008 07:06 PM

Homemade Wooden Skyscraper - 17 replies

This may be of interest or inspirational? It is a wooden multi-storeyed building in Arkhangelsk, Russia All the other surrounding houses are , in the main, two- or three storeys but this one stands around 125 ft high (38 metres). There is no elevator, of course, and access to the top of is by carved wooden stairs. The building can be ...

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