The Design Chapter

The Design Chapter

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Complete Woodworking, Uncategorized | No Comments

This was intended as a chapter in my book “Complete Woodworking” but was cut due to lack of space. So instead I have included it here

Distance learning.

Distance learning.

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Two woodworkers from Belfast shown that even if Ilkley is a long way away if you want the lowdown its worth making the trip.

Waiting for Duffields

Waiting for Duffields

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

At this moment I am sitting here waiting for a delivery of timber from Duffields Timber. I’ve actually been waiting over a week now!

Ray’s oak coffee table

Ray’s oak coffee table

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Student Gallery, Uncategorized | No Comments

This coffee table with an interesting joint arrangement was Ray’s first project on my Tuesday afternoon class

Woodwork in Malawi

Woodwork in Malawi

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

I report back on a recent trip to teach in Malawi, especially about the problems local craftspeople have with acquiring the tools of their trade.

The new router skills course – lessons learned.

The new router skills course – lessons learned.

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

A couple of weeks ago I taught for the first time my new router skills course, it went well, no one routed their fingers off! If you like what you’ve read or know someone who would,please help me spread the word by using the buttons belowThankyou, Chris. 

Richard PDF Test

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Work benches

Work benches

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Student Gallery, Uncategorized | No Comments

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How to be Accurate

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

For many woodworkers achieving the necessary level of accuracy can be a challenge. In this article Chris discusses the importance of accuracy and gives some tips on how to be accurate.

How to Edge Joint Boards

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Band Saw Safety

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Review of Hammer A3-31 planer thicknesser

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Options when Cutting Mortice and Tenons 3

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Options when Cutting Mortice and Tenons Part 2

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Options when Cutting Mortice and Tenons Part 1

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Sanding Hints and Tips

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Dust and Noise Protection when Woodworking

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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How to Make and use a Shooting Board

How to Make and use a Shooting Board

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The shooting board is an essential bench tool, especially if you want to stick to just hand tools. It’s invaluable for squaring hand cut ends and also jointing veneer. In this article I show you how to make and use a shooting board.

This article first appeared in my courses newsletter.

Feed Direction when using the Router Table and Hand Held Router

Feed Direction when using the Router Table and Hand Held Router

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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How to Saw Straight

How to Saw Straight

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

You probably know that it can be difficult to saw a piece nice and square. This is an important skill when cutting tenons by hand. If the shoulders are not square then they will not sit down neatly onto the mortice piece. So here is my advice on how to saw straight and square. This […]