Category Archives: Woodcarving

15% Discount off DVDs during June




There are still a few days left to take up the current offer of 15% off our DVD range during June. We stock a wide range of DVDs covering all sorts of topics including sharpening techniques, carving by a number … Continue reading






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How to: Sharpen your Woodcarving Gouges




In this video Gerald Adams shows us how to sharpen a woodcarving gouge using traditional oil stones. Gerald runs local wood carving courses and is a member of Masters Carvers Association. In need of some inspiration over christmas? Gerald demonstrates useful … Continue reading






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The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages




With an eye to our local woodworking heritage, we were delighted at the publication of Michael Rimmer’s breathtaking photographs of the amazing angel roofs – 70% of the national total –  which grace around 100 Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire churches. … Continue reading






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Saburr Tooth Rotary Carving Tools – Review by Simon Clements




Simon Clements trained as a potter and came to carving via boatbuilding. He took a 2-year sabbatical at City and Guilds of London Art School to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving where he won the William Wheeler prize … Continue reading






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Christmas Preparations




Yes it is November and most of us have had some thoughts about Christmas even if we have not started our Christmas shopping as yet.  Here at Classic Hand Tools we have been buying in new products and stock ready … Continue reading






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New Products….




Latest book from Lost Art Press available for preorder… Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley and other new books including Merlyn Chesterman’s book on printing and the J Whelan books on planes can be found by … Continue reading






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Review of Pégas Skip Tooth & Superskip Scrollsaw Blades




Fiona Kingdon (www.fionakingdon.co.uk) reviews some of the Pegas scrollsaw blades we stock, www.classichandtools.com/acatalog/Pegas-Scroll-Saw-Blades Fiona’s Review – Anyone who knows me will know just how little I want to talk about the blades I use. Does it do the job I … Continue reading






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Lenka Cain Pavlickova




The wonderful work of Lenka Cain Pavlickova. This one seems to have a resemblance to our Uncle Albert.






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Online Masterclasses – Two Week Free Trial




Learn to Carve… Learn to Carve BetterChris has taught wood carving classes around the world for over 35 years, and his greatest pleasure has come from helping others learn to carve well. Whether you’re just getting started or have been … Continue reading






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What Projects are you Working on?




As most of you know Alex is on The Anarchist Tool Chest course with Chris Schwarz this week. We are sharing updates via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook when we can (see below for how to follow us on each of … Continue reading






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