Wood Turning on Unimat 3

My wood turning technique will horrify the professional and amateur wood turners alike. However, having never had a lesson and starting with an Emco Unimat 3 when I was 11 years old I’ve developed a style where I mix metal turning and wood turning techniques. The first stage for me is to screw the roughly … Read more

Wood and it’s Uses

1/12th scale bog oak chair

A hard substance which forms the branches and trunks of trees and which can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel. Wood properties depend on moisture content. Wood is a composite fibrous material (cellulose and lignin fibres) that starts to decompose at 550 Kelvin. Strong in both compression and … Read more

Bog Oak Chair

Some years ago I was given some pieces of bog oak, roughly 1″ x 1″ x 4″. I painted the ends with PVA glue and placed them in the eaves of my shed and forgot about them. Enough time for them to dry out and any splitting to have occurred. Well I’d been looking at … Read more