Monthly Archives: December 2015

Build a Campaign Chair with Christopher Schwarz




Finally arrived in the UK, ……just in time for Christmas 2016! Build a portable chair that will be passed down as a family heirloom with Christopher Schwarz. Designed in the 19th Century, this chair collapses to a small bundle (like … 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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Pine Feroda




Pine Feroda is the collective name used by five artists working together in the South West of England to make large scale, dramatic woodblock prints. Pine was formed in November 2013 as a four day experimental workshop in the making … Continue reading






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Veritas Mitre Plane with PM-V11 Blade




Inspired by antique Scottish mitre planes, this plane offers a comfortable grip whether you use it on its side or upright. When shooting, the side-mounted horn lets you push the plane with the web of your thumb while holding it … 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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Christmas Crackers!




Tis’ the season to be jolly! We have lots of wonderful gift ideas for your loved ones this christmas… Christmas Cracker Surprises All gifts starting from £250 – Lie-Nielsen No.4 Bronze Smoothing Plane – Lie-Nielsen No.5½ Jack Plane + Lie-Nielsen … Continue reading






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We are now open 6 days a week!




Christmas Showroom Opening Times We are now open 6 days a week until Christmas. Step out of the cold, warm up with a mince pie & a cuppa whilst browsing our wonderful hand tools. Saturday Showroom Openings: 5th/12th/19th Dec 10-2pm. … Continue reading






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Crimbo Crackers




It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have lots of Christmas Gift ideas to offer you & these gifts are all under £100, grab yourself a bargain, all our products are available online via our website https://www.classichandtools.com/acatalog/Christmas-Crackers.html      … 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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