Improving the cut of the Hamlet Big Brother hollowing tool

By Paul Hannaby Using the Hamlet Siragas hollowing tool (I have the Big Brother version) with the standard grind can  give a tendency for the cutter to become clogged and there can also be a tendency for the tool to "chatter", especially when the cutter is well extended over the toolrest. What follows are my […]

Colouring vessels

By Keith Fenton                  Suggested Sequence Select timber for the project (Wet wood takes a stain better? Personal choice would be Silver Birch, Sycamore or Ash with as many knots, burrs, branch wood insertions as possible). Turn the item to a finished condition as dry as possible. (Leave […]