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Successful Woodworker

I only recommend products that I have created, or have personally used myself. On this page and across my entire site, you will only find things that I believe are essential in taking your woodworking to the next level.

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Matt Estlea

How To Sharpen a Chisel

Sharpening is a topic that causes full blown wars, especially in woodworking forums and comment sections. But the fact of the matter is, if you can learn how to sharpen a chisel in less than 30 seconds, you’re onto a winner. These notes cover everything you need to know to cut through the noise and produce a super sharp edge quickly and consistently. At the bottom of the page, you will also find a downloadable summary of this lesson as well as a buying guide.

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Project Briefing | Dovetail Box Project

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.

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Matt Estlea

Project Briefing | The Cabinet

Hello and welcome to the second 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.

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Tools

The best woodworking tools, at the best prices

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Matt Estlea

What Hand Planes Do You Need?

As you may have realised by now, there are many different sizes and types of planes available. These all excel at different tasks and it can be hard to know which ones you need and more importantly…

Where do I start?

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Matt Estlea

What Chisels Do You Need?

In this video, I detail the different types of chisels available, their uses and their limitations. By the end of the video, you should have a good understanding of what to look for when buying a chisel to ensure you don't waste your money on the wrong thing.

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Matt Estlea

What Saws Do You Need?

In this video, I detail the different types of saws available, their uses and their limitations. By the end of the video, you should have a good understanding of what to look for when buying a saw to ensure you don't waste your money on the wrong thing.

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Material

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Books

Need your woodworking fix while away from the workshop?

Upgrade Your Workbench

This is a short eBook I created to help you upgrade your current workbench into a workholding machine. This perfect for those people who don't have the equipment and time to build an entire bench, but need to upgrade their current setup into something that works!

Collins Woodworkers Manual

Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual

Often referred to as the 'woodworkers bible'. It's hard to put into words how helpful this book was when I learning woodworking.

Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use

Workbenches: From Design and Theory to Construction and Use.

This is the book I used to build my Roubo Workbench Bertha. The woodworkers dream worksurface!

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