Hello and welcome to the first project in my Free Online Woodworking School. It’s fantastic to have you here! In this short video, I will explain the structure of the course. These are also summarised in the points below.
December 7, 2019
In this video, I show you how to cut a Dovetail Joint entirely by hand. It’s a difficult one to get right, however there are a few tricks, tips and techniques that can be very beneficial while cutting this joint.
In this video, I show you how to cut a Cross Halving Joint entirely by hand. This is a basic joint that is great for practising marking out, sawing, and chisel work.
This is probably the first woodworking joint you are ever likely to cut. Although it looks simple, it’s deceptively difficult to get looking clean, crisp and square. These are a few of my tips when it comes to cutting a corner halving joint to ensure a beautiful, gap free joint.
You will often need to make up a certain width by gluing panels together. In this video, I show you how to do get everything aligned as well as flushed off after assembly.
The cabinet scraper is one of the most simple and useful tools in woodworking. In this video, I show you how to sharpen a cabinet scraper to produce beautiful wispy shavings and take you all the way from the preparation stage, through to drawing the burr and maintaining the edge.
Tearout. Gargh! It’s one of the worst things in woodworking. In this video, I show you the various methods of reducing the risk of tearout by making a few small changes to the way you sharpen your plane blades.
Lets face it, endgrain is hard as nails and trying to get it square using a plane is an absolute nightmare. That is where the shooting board comes in.
Thicknessing timber takes a little bit less skill, and more elbow grease. In this video I will show you how to accurately layout your thickness lines, as well as efficiently remove a ton of material.
Flattening and squaring timber by hand is no easy task, I warn you. It takes a lot of patience and a lot of visualisation to diagnose what work needs to be done.