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.
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.
Beginners Woodwork – Four day course

Beginners Woodwork – Four day course

Posted by on Jun 1, 1916 in Beginner's Courses, Courses | No Comments
Four days, usually Friday - Monday Many beginners to woodwork become frustrated because they lack the three essentials of the craft, really sharp tools, good technique and finally accuracy. This course is designed as an introduction to these essentials. You will learn how to get your planes and chisels exquisitely sharp, some basic woodworking techniques such as planing and sawing square and joint cutting, and in the process find out why precision is so critical. Once these elements are in place you can begin to enjoy the craft instead of struggling with the basics.