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Downloadable Technique Lessons

Please note: These lessons are excerpted from Semesters and from Apprentice content so if you are an Apprentice member or own a particular semester, you already have access to these lessons.

Apprentices can find these lessons in the Apprentice Session or the Office Hours Archive. The links below are for those who are NOT Apprentice members and who want only a particular topic and are not interested in purchasing a full semester or an Apprentice membership.

Building boxes is probably one of the fundamental tasks in most woodworking.  Want to build a chest?  Its a box filled with other boxes.  A dining table?  A box on legs.  A Morris Chair?  A…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Fastest, Easiest Way I Know to Flatten a Board By Hand Every board is unique.  Yet when you learn about how to hand plane a board flat you hear about a process of planing…

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Hand planing a board flat and square on 2 faces is usually all that is needed for most projects.  The opposite face and edge can usually just be made pretty (or not).  But sometimes you…

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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…

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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…

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