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The Woodworker’s Knife Guide

The woodworker’s knife has a thin steel blade attached to a handle, sometimes the steel blade is retractable or folds. These can also be known as scoring, striking, marking or layout knives. They generally come with plastic, metal or wooden handles. Uses The knife is used to cut through the surface fibres of the […]

Using a Woodworker’s Knife

You hold the knife by gripping around the handle, rest your thumb on the side and use your index finger to apply pressure to the top of the handle, this will allow you to vary the pressure, and therefore the depth of the cut and maintain firm control of the knife. This is made […]

Buying a Woodworker’s Knife

When buying a woodworker’s knife you should look for a thin, strong, flat blade. Don’t be put off by the disposable blade options as some of these can be sharpened and last up to 2 years. Paul recommends the Stanley Folding Pocket Knife model 0 10 598 and the Swann-Morton model SMO-R, which is […]


[…] turn out the way you had … Want Feedback on Your Dovetail Joinery? Read More » Using Registration Faces26 March 2019For this exercise, you will need: Plane Knife Square Pencil Plane down two adjacent surfaces so that they are flat and straight and square to one another. These are now your ‘registration faces’ and […]

Using Registration Faces

[…] will focus on using two registration faces to mark around your wood which will help when you need to crosscut wood to length, which requires an accurate knifewall on all faces to prevent tearout. It will also help you to understand how to mark around a piece of wood when defining a knifewall in […]

Setting Hinges

[…] hinges are used in pairs and sometimes with three, very rarely do we use one hinge alone. Equipment needed: Hinge and screws Screwdriver Gauge Chisel Square awl Knife Chisel Hammer Square Place your wood in the vise and put the the hinge in the desired position, using the knuckle of the hinge butted up […]

How to Make a Dovetail Template

[…] will need: Piece of wood- 1 ¼” (32mm) wide, ⅞” (22mm) thick, 4” (102mm) long (any straight grained, knot free, durable hardwood will work best)PencilSteel Rule Card scraperKnifeFileRouter Plane or Marking GaugeDovetail and Tenon saw1″ Chisel Make sure all your faces have been trued, to see how to do this, click here. 1. Mark 1 ½” […]

Using a Combination Square

Once you are confident your square is set up you align the head (stock) against the straight edge of the wood and use a pencil or a woodworker’s knife to mark the 45/90° angle. To move the head along the beam, turn the adjustment wheel to loosen the head, this enables it to be moved, […]

Cutting with Crosscut and Ripcut

You will need: 2 x pieces of wood (scrap wood will work for this) Ripcut Saw Crosscut Saw Pencil Square Knife Ripcut Draw a line about 1” (25mm) from the edge along the length of your wood. Starting with the ripcut panel saw, use your thumb to guide the saw to the start of […]