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Technical Information

For technical information on any aspect of woodworking, this is the place to look.  This section is arranged as a series of 'articles' each addressing some particular aspect of the craft.

To get things started, we have the following articles for your interest - and even education:-

  • An introduction to woodturning covering most of the basic aspects of the craft - up to the point of starting to turn.
  • The use of wood in contact with food for human consumption and in comparison to other commonly used materials.  A  paper by Dr. Dean Cliver of great importantance to all woodworkers, especially woodturners.
  • Practical Screw Cutting with Bill Jones.  A guide to the use of hand thread chasing for woodturners, reproduced by courtesy of Crown Tools of Sheffield, UK, manufacturers of hand thread chasers and the "Bill Jones" armrest. (All available from The ToolPost )
  • A translators dictionary of common woodworking terms in French and English
  • A list of common trees and timbers used in woodworking, giving their names translated in English, Latin, French, German and Dutch.
  • Making a simple box - using a fretsaw/scrollsaw/coping saw.  A simple outline of an approach which can result in very attractive boxes, simply made.

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