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Getting a grip

Getting a grip

Jeff Gorman reflects on the best ways to handle your tools Subscribers Only

From mighty oaks...

From mighty oaks...

little acorns grow. Andy King reports from one of Sheffields survivors, Clico, manufacturer of Clifton planes

To whittle not Wii!

To whittle not Wii!

Rediscovering skills and self-determination: Mike Riley has a plan for creating a brave new world rather than a nanny state

Video - making a raised panel with a hand plane

Video - making a raised panel with a hand plane

In this video Phil Edwards demonstrates how to use a custom made hand plane to make a raised panel.

Weapon of choice

Weapon of choice

Mike Riley's quick on the draw knife's benefits, but there's a shock horror concession too!

Plane and simple

Plane and simple

Andy King guides us through the essentials on choosing and fettling hand planes

Mint & boxed

Mint & boxed

If you hate cheap plastic or rusty metal, why not make yourself a traditional joiners tool box. Paul Sellers has done just that

Six of the best F-Clamps

Six of the best F-Clamps

A quick rundown of six of the best F-Clamps

Top 5 Hand tools

Saw Sharpening - Part 4

A video demonstration of how to sharpen tenon and dovetail saws

Saw Sharpening - Part 5

Video tips for using files to sharpen saws

Sharpening Edge Tools - Part 6

Andy King shows you how to get a razor sharp edge with just a single stone, some leather and a bar of honing soap

Diamond Stone Test - Part 7

Just to prove you can do it, Andy blunts a chisel then gives it a razor sharp edge in a matter of seconds using just one stone, a piece of leather and some honing soap.

Bonus Video - Lapping Plate

In this bonus video, Andy King demonstrates how to get the best from a lapping plate when flattening hand tools

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