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An ABC of Basic Dovetailing

An ABC of Basic Dovetailing

Our step-by-step guide to an essential array of dovetailing techniques

Corner cabinet Plans

Corner cabinet Plans

Corner solutions .... Bernard Greatrix's Oak cabinet

Here's how, It's joints made easy

Here's how, It's joints made easy

Getting started with series of guides on choosing the most suitable jointing methods, we explain where and why you might use one as opposed to another.

Timber Preparation - Part 1

Timber Preparation - Part 1

Join Ralph Laughton as he takes you through the process of preparing rough sawn wood ready for use

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Learn how to create face sides and edges using a combination of basic handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 3

Timber Preparation - Part 3

How to thickness wood using only handtools Subscribers Only

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Using machines to square and thickness wood Subscribers Only

Rob Cosman on Dovetails

Rob Cosman on Dovetails

In this video Rob Cosman demonstrates how to cut cabinet grade through dovetails

Flat & Square

Flat & Square

Cheaper, quieter and very satisfying, too: preparing timber by hand need not be slow or difficult says Mike Riley

Top drawer

Top drawer

What makes the perfect drawer? Ian Taylor describes the essential elements that go to make up a traditional dovetailed drawer, and shows how it is put together

How to make spline dovetail joints

How to make spline dovetail joints

Andy Standing demonstrates how to cut spline dovetails, a joint that is a favourite with box-makers.

Making rebate joints

Making rebate joints

Peter Dunsmore explains how to use a router to cut this useful joint

Making bridle joints

Making bridle joints

Andy Standing demonstrates how to make bridle joints

Making lapped dovetail joints

Making lapped dovetail joints

Andy Standing demonstrates how to make lapped dovetail joints a popular choice for making drawers

Cutting Housing Joints

Cutting Housing Joints

This guide shows you how to cut housing joints, which are widely used for furniture making.

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 1 ~ Tenons

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 1 ~ Tenons

It's happened to us all but sometimes a stray cut or loose joint can be rescued. WW's Mr Fixit Ian Taylor offers some essential tips

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 2 ~ Dovetails

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 2 ~ Dovetails

It's happened to us all but sometimes a stray cut or loose joint can be rescued. WW's Mr Fixit Ian Taylor offers some essential tips

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 4 ~ Tannin stains

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 4 ~ Tannin stains

It's happened to us all but sometimes a stray cut or loose joint can be rescued. WW's Mr Fixit Ian Taylor offers some essential tips

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 5 ~ Dent repair

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 5 ~ Dent repair

It's happened to us all but sometimes a stray cut or loose joint can be rescued. WW's Mr Fixit Ian Taylor offers some essential tips

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 3 ~ Shoulder gaps

Mistakes & how to fix 'em ~ Part 3 ~ Shoulder gaps

It's happened to us all but sometimes a stray cut or loose joint can be rescued. WW's Mr Fixit Ian Taylor offers some essential tips

Top 5 Construction techniques

Timber Preparation - Part 1

Join Ralph Laughton as he takes you through the process of preparing rough sawn wood ready for use

Timber Preparation - Part 2

Learn how to create face sides and edges using a combination of basic handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 3

How to thickness wood using only handtools

Timber Preparation - Part 4

Using machines to square and thickness wood

Here's how, It's joints made easy

Getting started with series of guides on choosing the most suitable jointing methods, we explain where and why you might use one as opposed to another.

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