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Finding Inspiration from David Upfill-Brown

I’m currently on a working/surf guiding trip in the Solomon Islands and have come armed with the latest edition of the Australian Wood Review (Volume 82). Whilst it’s great being in paradise, I am missing my workshop and the magazine is sparking my enthusiasm to get...
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Dovetailed Drawers

Making timber drawers

I have a bit of an obsession with making timber drawers. When i started out making furniture it was my dream to make a chest of drawers using traditional joinery. A dozen sets of drawers later and i’m still as passionate about the construction of these complex and...
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Recycled Timbers Making Furniture

When I first started out making furniture I primarily used recycled timbers because it’s what I had available to me. I would strip back left over building materials and find hidden treasures: deep, red rosewood or chocolate brown, dense Ironbark. I found myself attracted to the...
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cabinet scraper

Revival of the Cabinet Scraper

When woodworking you constantly come across new tools with unique purposes.  I was recently introduced to such a tool, the humble cabinet scraper.  A small rectangular bit of hardened steel that you can use to hand scrape the surface of timber. Until I had a go at this simple...
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Finishing with natural oils

Woodworking has many aspects and some that can be detrimental to a woodworker’s health. Selecting the finish you’ll use on your timber to preserve its life and highlight the grains can raise both health and environmental dilemmas. A product I was introduced to by a floor sander...
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