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What’s on my bookshelf

What's on my bookshelf

I’ve quite a pile of books on my shelf at the moment, I thought I’d share some of them. The Manual of Direct Metal Sculpture is a book that was sitting on my wish list for a long time. The

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The Man who made things out of trees

Before reading this, if you’d have asked me to list all the trees I knew, I probably would have overlooked the ash tree. But the ash tree is the 3rd most common in the UK, is part of many woodlands

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Spring punch

Spring punch

I was sent a Spring Tools centre punch and nail set by Phil Gregson of Chicago Brand UK Ltd. I suggested a comparison of the spring centre punch versus the other centre punches I had to hand. The following is

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Better Know Your Hammer

Better Know Your Hammer

Better Know Your Hammer is a guide to metal working hammers based on the blog posts of Wendy Edsall-Kerwin. I purchased an EBook edition of Better Know Your Hammer a few weeks ago. Like Wendy, I also like hammers and

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Chasing and Repoussé

Chasing and Repoussé

Earlier in the year, I mentioned that I had a new book and was experimenting with a new technique called repoussé. This had allowed me to create a primitive medal for the PSTOIC annual get together. Since then I’ve read

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