How to cut a mortice and tenon by hand.

How to cut a mortice and tenon by hand.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Video | No Comments
Here's a half hour video on how to set out and cut a mortice and tenon using just hand tools.
Jan’s oak table

Jan’s oak table

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

Jan made this oak table on my Beginners Make a Table four day course.  He has good reason to look proud of it as he made it almost entirely with hand tools. On this course we cut mortice and tenons both by hand and using a router, but Jan fancied the challenge of doing it completely by hand.  I like to allow some flexibility in my courses so that students can follow their own preferences where possible.
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Basic jointing weekend.

Basic jointing weekend.

Posted by on Jun 7, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | One Comment
Two day course. Success in woodwork comes from using sharp tools, good technique and an accurate approach to the work. We deal with sharp tools in other courses. On this course you will learn some basic jointing techniques which will enable you to build a wide range of furniture. Perhaps more importantly you will come to understand just how important precision is in the craft of woodwork. A must if you want to get on the right track from the start.
Tool sharpening and maintenance weekend.

Tool sharpening and maintenance weekend.

Posted by on Jun 5, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | One Comment
Two day course. Why This Course? - Woodwork is a hundred times easier and more enjoyable with properly sharpened tools. Many people struggle with their woodwork because the tools they use use have not been properly sharpened. The problem is not a lack of ability but the lack of sharp tools. This course will teach you how to get your tools really sharp allowing you to enjoy your woodwork without the frustration of blunt tools.