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Making My Side Table Series

On woodworkingmasterclasses.com we have been making an occasional or side table by hand. I didn’t realise this table series would be so popular. I designed it many decades ago and have made many a dozen and sold them or given them to my family and friends. This is a foundational course project that I designed…

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Making a frame saw

If you have not yet made one of these you should. They are quick and simple to make and give you the European push and pull stroke saw in a single saw which is useful depending on where you want to be. Here is the video to walk you through the steps. Two hours work…

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Making Your Own Mallet

Making a Woodworking Mallet by Hand Part 3 is on YouTube so I hope that you enjoy the work we did to bring this series about. It’s training we’ve taken from the free subscription section of our woodworkingmasterclasses.com series and it’s training woodworkers all around the world to apprehend life-sustaining skills for a lifetime and…

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Life in a Pine Cone – Hedgehogs in the Making

Hedgehogs grow along the main branches of this particular species of pine. They often fall off after they are matured to a certain level and the seeds continue to grow inside the cone. They then dry on the warmth of sunshine and the leaves are released. In this case the hedgehog hibernated and that’s when…

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Making the Walking Cane with Paul

Our cane comes together with a single joint and a joint no other modern-day cane has. It’s strong and resilient and will last as long as the cane itself if it’s well made and fitted together rightly. The next phase in construction is shaping and for this we rely on rasps and spokeshave, planes and…

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Here’s My Mallet – Making My Wooden Mallet

Making My Wooden Mallet My hands flipped over a chunk of wood that fell as an offcut from the chopsaw a few weeks ago. It’s a 3” x 6” and just long enough for the mallet head. As per my usual, I thought it would be good to make one for a future blog and…

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Strategy for Making Draw-Bore Pegs

Smaller draw-bore pegs are unlike timber-framing pegs, primarily because of size. On a timber-framed structure for a building the pegs can be from 3/4″ on up to 1 1/4″ depending on where the pegs are used–main frame posts, collars, tie beam, brace and so on. Draw bore pegs for buildings are typically shaped and sized…

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It’s Here––Making the Craftsman-style Rocking Chair

This video series is the definitive step-by-step instructional guide to building your own Craftsman-style rocking chair so many of you have asked for. Through the years I have taught many a dozen woodworkers to build this famous chair and I am proud to announce that we finally did it, so here is the introduction for you to…

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Wooden Spoons Order and Making My Stars

This week I must finish off the order for 35 wooden spoons for the USA. I decided to make them from scraps; fire wood or recycled wood from a safe resource. Elm is a wood I and all woodworkers of old loved to work with. Some old doors were discarded from the castle and I…

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