Category Archives: woodwork

The finishing touch

After making the cushions for our new window seat earlier this year, I was left with a small amount of fabric left. There was a rectangle of the striped linen union and a couple of small triangles of green velvet … Continue reading

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Bending wet wood

My experiments with bending strips of oak continue. A friend-of-a-friend who is a guitar luthier was kind enough to give me some advice over the phone, based on his experience of bending veneers around the body of a guitar. But … Continue reading

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Experimenting with steam bending

After falling in love with a virtual coat stand made from oak and copper, I’ve been having fun steam bending wood. It turned out to be a lot more straightforward than I’d expected. This is the result of my first … Continue reading

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Do I really need this coat rack?

I’m still playing around with 3-D modelling in Fusion 360, designing various objects to build familiarity with the software. I’m so pleased with a freestanding coat rack that I’m seriously thinking about trying to make it. I probably don’t need … Continue reading

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Out of hibernation

In 2016 I went to the British Wool Show near York – it’s on again in August – and came home with two skeins of Araucania’s Botany Lace merino in mottled shades of orange. Despite the name, this isn’t a … Continue reading

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A swift way to wind yarn

I wound the first of my five new skeins of Dundaga yarn the other day, with it draped around my knees. Funnily enough, I couldn’t persuade anyone to hold their hands out for the eternity that it took to wind … Continue reading

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