https://youtu.be/XhtD14Qn5pM References: Build A Hall Table Video Series | SIGN UP to watch the Free Hand Plane Build [Watch the video version above]. If you're cutting a mortice and tenon by hand then it's likely things aren't going to be perfect at the first fitting. If I'm … [Read more...]
Tidy Both Sides – The Pegged Mortice and Tenon
I don't hate much, but I do hate a scruffy looking pegged joint. You know, when the peg doesn't fill the hole. When you've only got the show face to get tidy, it isn't too troublesome, particularly if you follow a few procedures. Where things start to get a bit testing though, is when both sides … [Read more...]
How To Build A Chair – Video
https://youtu.be/OhnIgJeZv08 Our Chair Building Series is now complete. The above video is to give a little insight in to what we've been up to and a look at our final chair design. The full series is available for a one time fee of £35.00 CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW. Or LOGIN first if you're … [Read more...]
Which Sharpening Stones Do You Need?
Fast, Efficient Sharpening. At the Best Price! You’ll find that the cost of your sharpening stones scales with the cost of your tools. More expensive stones won't mean they're better for the job if they're incompatible with the type of steel that you're using. If you’re working with the types of … [Read more...]
Rough Tools. Fine Furniture.
When people meet me they see the unkempt facial hair and questionable mop on the back of my head and they can weigh me up pretty well. Then I start to speak and it's confirmed - this is definitely a pretty rough chap. And I'm not one to try and mystify or tart it up, I'll call a spade a spade. … [Read more...]
Used Hand Tools – What’s Worth Buying Old?
I truly believe that most people quit woodworking because they don't ever get started. Obsessing over the perfect workbench and buying too many used hand tools can lead to this problem. You should dedicate a weekend to build your workbench. Get it done and stop over thinking. And then another … [Read more...]
Ever Considered A Hollow Chisel Morticer?
As noises go, there's nothing much worse than banging. About the only thing that's completed in my life at the moment is my workshop door. I spent far too much money to get it right. We focused on the acoustics to keep out the noisy world when filming, and put in some beautiful reflective glass … [Read more...]
Iron Cambers – Optimising Your Hand Planes
To become efficient in anything I find it's much better to specialise rather than use one size fits all. So how can a minimal hand tool kit become anything other than a set up for getting you started? The answer is in understanding your cutting edge. We can use various cutting angles and … [Read more...]
Saw Horses – Do You Need A Set?
Saw horses are a clat to get out and I'll only use them if I have to (perhaps I'm lazy). But of course they are extremely useful, and it’s nice to know there’s a couple stashed away ready to grab if needed. Whether you need something cheap and nasty, or a sturdy work of art will depend on how … [Read more...]
Which Hand Tools Do I Need To Get Started?
It’s a question that we’re asked weekly, and whilst I’m often babbling on about specific tools, I wanted to use this post to bring together a list of the essential stuff that will get a beginner going. You probably know that I like to use minimal tools throughout my woodworking. It’s an … [Read more...]
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