If you know anything about the way that I work then you'll know that I don't like to faff. I will always do a proper job though, in fact I tend to do things somewhat overkill. But when it comes to the tools and techniques used I'll always find the most basic and simple route. I'm no different … [Read more...]
Simple Straight Edges
Many of you have pointed out my shoddy array of straight-ish, straight edges. I'm often asked if there's a reason why I favour these home made things over something more posh. This is one of those questions where I really wish I had a good answer. I don’t, but I'll still cobble one together … [Read more...]
The Perfect Hand Tool Workshop
Sadly I ain't one of those that can say he’s been in a generations old workshop all of his working life. There aren't tools still hung on the wall that my grandad put up, or boxes full of secrets who's keys were lost lifetimes ago. Instead I seem to move workshop like a Viking. I’ve never … [Read more...]
Look Forward & A Merry Christmas!
Next year is set to be very busy for us in terms of video projects, but we're also going to be starting out with something new, and tailoring our content to suit different skill levels. We're putting a more structured educational scheme together. It's something we've had in the pipeline for a … [Read more...]
Build Your Own Coffee Table – Series Complete
Our Coffee Table Series is now complete. The full series is available for a one time fee of £26.00. This introductory price will rise to £35.00 on 4th December, so don't miss out on the discount. CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW. Or LOGIN first if you're already a Member. Limited Video … [Read more...]
The Novelty Of Hand Cranked Grinders
Are hand cranked grinders the toy that we all want to work? Now honestly, I've never had any success with them. I can't make much sense of them as a sharpening tool at all, so perhaps I've never given them a fair trial. I avoid grinders altogether until it comes to that horrible … [Read more...]
Flattening A Big Old Board – The Start Of A Build
Today we've made a start on our Coffee Table build - if you've joined us already then you can Login Here to watch Chapter One. Or find more details HERE I set about this build without a clear direction on what the table would become. I’d had this rough old waney edged oak board … [Read more...]
The Raw Edge Coffee Table – New Video Series!
https://youtu.be/93p44RaUypU In Our Latest Video Series We're Building A Modern Raw Edge Coffee Table Pre-Order Today To Receive The Live Run Discount! Chapter One Will Be Up On Thurs. 4th October. This series can be purchased by Clicking Here. If you're already a Member then you may need … [Read more...]
What Makes You Tick?
Wood has always been in my life. My old man did it for a living. I always remember the sawdust in his pockets, and even when he got home, the forgotten pencil lodged behind his ear. He also had a massive moustache. It feels very strange when I stop to think. Apart from the tash, my pockets … [Read more...]
Second Hand Jointers – Hand Plane Buying Tips
I’m always going on about how much I love a minimal tool kit, but in this post I’m going to rant on a bit, and give you a few pointers if you feel limited by the length of your hand plane. A Number 5, or Jack plane, will comfortably see you through most jobs, but as you get more experienced or … [Read more...]
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