Joint Variation: Stopped Housing Dado

A Stopped housing dado is a variation of the housing dado where the recess doesn’t reach the other side of the piece of wood, this is usually used on shelves where the joint is hidden for aesthetics. We strongly recommend you have a go at the regular housing dado course before attempting this one. For […]

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How to Make a Hanging Wall Shelf

This hanging wall shelf is a great starter project which will teach you the importance of accuracy. The joinery has a twist on the classic joints which include the stopped housing dado and the stub mortise and tenon. Whether you choose to use it as a spice rack for the kitchen, a trophy display for […]

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How to Make a Chisel Tray

For this project, you will need: Wood: Sides x 2: Thickness 1/2″ (13mm) x 2” x 12 ¾” (51mm x 324mm) Ends x 2: Thickness ½″ (13mm) x 2” x 5 ¼” (51mm x 133mm) Base: Thickness 3/8″ (10mm) x 5 ¾” x 13 ¼” (146mm x 337mm) If you don’t have a board wide enough, glue two pieces together […]

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How To Make a Housing Dado

A housing dado is a joint which passes into a side piece, it is commonly found in bookshelves.   For this exercise you will need: 2 x pieces of wood Square Pencil Steel Rule Gauge Woodworker’s knife Chisel hammer Router Plane (Optional) Chisel x 2 One smaller than the width of your recess and the other […]

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Make a Mortise and Tenon

To make a mortise and tenon, you will need: 2 x pieces of wood (of the same cross section) approximately 1 ½” (38mm) x1 ½” (38mm) x 6” (152mm) long Pencil Square Combination Gauge Chisel 1/2” (13mm) Chisel Hammer Knife Tenon Saw Router plane (optional)

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Make a Dovetail

A dovetail is one of the three main joints commonly used in woodworking. In this guide we will show you how to make one using an easy to follow, step by step format. The tools you will need to make this joint are: Sliding bevel (or a dovetail template) Square Knife Pencil Chisel 1″ (25mm) […]

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How to Make a Spoon

This course is designed for beginner woodworkers or those new to hand tools. You don’t need many tools or much experience to successfully make a spoon. However, you will gain great insight into the tools and how to work wood in the process of making it.  Here are the tools and equipment you will […]

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How to Make a Spatula

This course is designed for beginning woodworkers or those new to hand tools. You don’t need many tools or much experience to successfully make a spatula. However, you will gain great insight into the tools and how to work wood in the process of making it. Here are the tools and equipment you will need: […]

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