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When sawmills convert logs into planks, whether those mills are huge industrial sites or small, portable mills, the first thing they have to do to each log is to mount it onto a carriage or Read more…

By Les, ago
Publications

Cone Vessel

This month, for my article for Woodturning magazine I was supposed to be writing about steam-bending timber, but I made a last minute substitution and wrote about something far more intriguing! Several thousand years ago Read more…

By Les, ago
Woodturning

Bowled over!

Lots of bowls being turned recently. Sally and I have been working on the garden again and one of the log stores, for dry firewood, had a few interesting lumps of timber in it, so Read more…

By Les, ago
Training

What price “Craft”?

It’s a strange word, “Craft”! On the one hand we associate it with craftsmen and we can look back to MediƦval times when stonemasons, silversmiths, tanners and many other crafts established their craft guilds, with Read more…

By Les, ago