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Support the French Art school students

Support the French Art school students

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Please support art school students who are facing a scandalous attempt to level their education to the bottom, in particular by drastically reducing the number of hours of workshop practice. Sign the petition initiated by the students of Boulle school who fight to maintain the world-renowned level of excellence of their school.

New tool : Smart, Connected and Talking toolbox !

New tool : Smart, Connected and Talking toolbox !

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Here is a project I had a lot of fun designing and making. It is a new concept of “all in one” tool box, that would be smart, connected, talking, illuminating … and moreover, it is a power block for the job site.

A new mandolin build !

A new mandolin build !

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A new mandolin build !

I call it “Teledolin” , inspired from the Fender Telecaster.

Pneumatic engraving machine

Pneumatic engraving machine

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Pneumatic engraving machine

A new article and video showing the making of a pneumatic tool for metal engraving.

Heart out of yew

Heart out of yew

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Heart out of yew

A heart-shaped pendant , carved out an end grain slice of yew wood.

Interlaced pendant

Interlaced pendant

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Interlaced pendant

Here are some Christmas gift I made for Xmas 2018 :

Anti boil over gadget

Anti boil over gadget

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Anti boil over gadget

Yet another idea found on Pinterest, here is a small gadget made out of wood, to prevent pasta water from over flowing !

A small present scroll sawn wood and leather

A small present scroll sawn wood and leather

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A small present scroll sawn wood and leather

In order to please a friend of mine who is found of cats, I made this character (about 15cm high) out of scroll sawn wood, the cat is covered with suede leather.

Mahoganny cup.

Mahoganny cup.

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Mahoganny cup.

A woodturning evening : a mahogany cup.

Charles IX Viola

Charles IX Viola

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I am happy and very proud to present my last instrument : a viola, inspired from Andrea Amati, a one century predecessor of Antonio Stradivari.

Secorated Spoon

Secorated Spoon

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Secorated Spoon

A decorated spoon, to make a present.

What to do with an orphaned earring ?

What to do with an orphaned earring ?

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What to do with an orphaned earring ?

Definitively, do not get rid of it, that’s a great opportunity for decorating a new object and to make it come back to life !

A scraping plane

A scraping plane

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A scraping plane

A new tool : a scraping plane, made from a Stanley No4

CharlesIX Viola, the scroll

CharlesIX Viola, the scroll

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CharlesIX Viola, the scroll

I have re-started the work on the “Charles IX” viola project.

Rollerball pen, rosewood, brass and abalone pearl

Rollerball pen, rosewood, brass and abalone pearl

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Rollerball pen, rosewood, brass and abalone pearl

Here is a couple of pens I made this week end. This time, I made roller-ball pens, using a standard “Stabilo” brand refill.

Engraving hammer and chisel

Engraving hammer and chisel

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Engraving hammer and chisel

This hammer is very specific, it is designed for metal engraving, for the work with chisels.

A japanese style hammer

A japanese style hammer

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A japanese style hammer

Here is the first of a series of three hammers I have entirely built (head and handle).

Magnetic bracelets

Magnetic bracelets

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Magnetic bracelets

Here are a couple of bracelets I have done in behalf of Father Christmas 2014.FB

Reparing a waxed table top or sidboard top

Reparing a waxed table top or sidboard top

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Reparing a waxed table top or sidboard top

A new article explaining step by step the restoration of a rustic style old sideboard top, with waxed finish :

New Clarinets

New Clarinets

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New Clarinets

Two new instruments, woodwinds this time :

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