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"I did not know how FAST hand tools were... I also didn't know how few tools you could make do with! Simply amazing. I wish I'd seen your stuff years ago before I started woodworking."

I did not know how FAST hand tools were if you just practice and focus on the essentials! I also didn’t know how little tools you could make due with! Simply amazing. I wish I had seen your stuff years ago before I started wood working.

John Michael / Premium Member 

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Build this impressive table with our Step by Step Videos & PDF plan.

Using only basic hand tools you'll learn:


- Thicknessing & prep from rough timber.

- Make & use guides for efficient marking out.

- Double mortice & tenon joints.

- Drawboring & peg making
- Dovetailing (through & half blind)

- Drawer making & fitting

and more...


This is our largest Series to date, and is running now. Chapters 1 - 8 are up!

Transform your experience with hand tools by understanding the ins and outs of a sharp edge.

An entire course on learning to sharpen efficiently, so you can work efficiently.


- Understanding your kit. Steel & stone types.

- Learn the 'Maguire Method' for getting sharp swiftly.

- Tool prep & flat backs.

- Harder steels & thicker irons.
- Optimising & cutting angles.

- Understand & create cambers.

and more...


This is a long Series, but we promise it won't drag! Stay engaged as you learn all the little details that will have a big effect on your workflow.

One rough sawn board & some basic hand tools. That's all you'll need to build this handy, modern side table.

In this build we introduce the use of home made guides to cut perfect joinery (even with a cheap saw).


- Learn to hand flatten boards swiftly & accurately.

- Make your own 'Bridle Cutting Guide System'.

- Introduction to angled joinery.

- Panel glue ups

- Ebonise your base with our dependable formula.

and more...


This is our largest Series to date, and is running now. Chapters 1 - 5 are up!

A practical approach to building your most important bit of kit. Our English workbench is designed to last & be tough, yet be built with basic hand tools & techniques.


- Learn your ideal bench dimensions

- Build a traditional face vice

- Hand flatten your bench top

- Remove twist from rough boards
- Understand face & edge marks

- Master chisel control & basic hand planing

and more...


This is our most popular Series due to being such a functional build for your workshop. Build your bench while you improve your skills by hand!

Our first Premium Series forms a full introduction to hand tool woodworking. With basic tools we learn fundamental techniques all while building a charming Spoon rack.


- Introduction to prepping by hand.

- Cutting rebates (rabbits) & housings (dados)

- Mouldings even without moulding planes.

- Hand cut dovetails. Through & half blind.

- Drawer making & fitting

and more...


This Series covers a vast range of techniques in a small & accessible project. We discuss tooling options & alternatives for many of the techniques.

Build the Projects. Master Your Hand Tools.

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Detailed instruction within the videos is complimented by PDF plans, to help you succeed with your own project builds.

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​​​​“I am not a big fun of posting on the web but could not resist…
This project is a killer — I have learned so much following your videos. The last episode is a revelation — hats off to both of you.
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P.S. — The video production quality, design and presentation are stunning.”
– Slava R

“I am not a big fun of posting on the web but could not resist…
This project is a killer — I have learned so much following your videos. The last episode is a revelation — hats off to both of you.
I am looking forward to reading Helen’s further posts on making paints and, definitely, to your new handy work, Richard.  Thank you very much.
P.S. — The video production quality, design and presentation are stunning.”
– Slava R

The Plane Build

Sample For Free

The 'Plane Build' is a FREE mini series that takes you Step By Step through the build of your own wooden hand plane.

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    Download the PDF plans
    BUILD YOUR OWN PLANE