Category Archives: Woodcarving

Midlands Woodworking Show

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 March 10am-4pm Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY We are doing things a little different at this years Midlands Woodworking Show.  We are being joined by a number of other demonstrators some of whom you … Continue reading

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Who Forged Your Gransfors Bruk Axe?

Gransfors Bruk from Sweden are famous for their axes and edge tools. They have been hand forging tools for over 100 years and have a deserved reputation for their quality and product range. Each axe is individually made so you … Continue reading

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Up Your Game

Learn to carve with Master Woodcarver, Chris Pye Just click here, no strings attached – available for a limited time only.

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Westonbirt Woodworks Open Days

A few shots of the Westonbirt Woodworks venue……  

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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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