Category Archive: Practical techniques

Jul 05

Mini-Workbench Plans

This is a nice project you might want to make if you’re pressed for space, or if your current setup doesn’t include a sturdy bench top with a vice. Steve Tomlin of SBT Design recently won first prize in the worldwide ‘Masters of Wood’ plans competition 2017, organised by Triton tools. …

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Apr 25

Nearly finished…

Finally getting to the end on this house renovation. This week I got to finally work with some wood, albeit only plywood. The front bedroom needs some built-ins in the alcoves to right and left of the chimney breast. I’ve already made some plinths, because the idea is to stand cabinets in the …

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Apr 13

Paul Sellers on crosscut saw sharpening

Paul Sellers is always worth a watch in my book and slowly I’m finding more and more reasons to sign up for his Woodworking Masterclasses. My lack of available space to put anything into practice is the only thing that holds me back. I know once I have watched his …

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Feb 12

‘The Arts of Mitring & Coping’ – Owen B. Maginnis

A free pdf for all you readers who might want it. I’ve found this fascinating reading since I found it online. To quote the title page: A complete treatise on the proper modern methods to apply practically in joining mouldings. A book for working carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, picture frame makers and …

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Nov 29

Quansheng Xin videos

These are some great videos made by Quansheng Xin, (thanks to a helpful reader of the blog, see below for link). In one of his earlier videos, he made the big sign that now sits behind him on every new video he makes. The way this chap does his work …

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