Category: Lessons

One off lessons or live sessions covering a specific hand tool topic

Take any joinery and throw in an angle and immediately people panic.  Now up the ante and make that a compound angle and most woodworkers curl up into a ball and cry.  The mortise and…

Price: $10.00

The best thing to do with a heavily twisted board is to put it back on the rack at the lumber yard and find a flatter one.  This isn't always possible though and into every…

Price: $10.00

There is a whole world of unusual joinery out there and this rising dovetail is one of the ones that seems impossible when seen assembled.  The dovetail acts like a wedge preventing the boards from…

Price: $10.00

The dovetail joint is placed on a pedestal for so many woodworkers.  The irony is that the Mortise & Tenon does most of the heavy lifting in furniture.  However nothing holds together a corner joint…

Price: $10.00

A Better Way to Flatten a Board By Hand! When every board is unique following a process to flatten a board by hand makes no sense. Spot plane away the high spots to get flatter,…

Price: $10.00

Making Duplicate Parts by Hand is really just about working to a line

Price: $10.00

Using a specific Resawing Frame Saw makes the process of resawing fast and efficient without the capacity limitations that come with the average bandsaw.  Whether you need to turn a thicker board into 2 thinner…

Price: $30.00

Milling your lumber flat and square is a fundamental skill that is an essential step prior to any joinery. Squaring the edges of those boards may even be the most important aspect of the milling…

Price: $10.00

The Stanley #5 plane is colloquially called the Jack plane because it is a competent plane for many different tasks. I have often stated that it can be the only plane you use and this…

Price: $10.00