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    May 28, 2024


    Impact Drivers are relatively new tools on the market. In fact, I can still remember my first experience with one. It was about one o'clock in the morning and I was at a mate's place debating our favourite topic… power...

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  • July 22, 2021

    Wood Turning - Choose your weapons - Part 2

    Tools Tungsten Carbide shafts and Tips (Inserts) for Woodturning In this second article in a two part series on wood turning tools we are going to look at tools that use tungsten carbide inserts. During the past 10 years there...

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  • June 30, 2021

    Choose your weapons - Wood Turning Tools Part 1

    Choose your weapons - Wood Turning Tools Part 1

    In this first of a two-part series I will be introducing the basic woodturning tools to you. I will focus on traditional tool steel turning tools in this article and on carbide wood turning tools in the second part. 

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  • June 17, 2021

    Work holding on a wood turning lathe

    Once you’ve decided what kinds of projects you want to turn on your lathe, you need to start looking at the most important accessories you will need to get under way. Most lathes come with a spur drive, faceplate and...

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  • June 10, 2021

    One good turn deserves another – choosing your first lathe

    Woodturning has its roots in the production of furniture parts such as table and chair legs, household treen ware (items made of wood) and decorative turning. Over the past 25 years the creative artistic development of the craft especially in the USA and Britain prompted manufactures re-design and produce new more versatile woodturning lathes and tools.

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  • Brandon Winks
    December 31, 2020

    Brandon’s Favourite Tool

    As a professional piano restorer, conservator and woodworking specialist, having the right tool for each job is essential to an efficient and quality workflow. However; there is one tool which I carry all the time which is neither specialist nor...

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