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A tale of three smoothers

A tale of three smoothers

Robin Gates tunes three classic smoothing planes and is surprised by his results

Bonus Video - Lapping Plate

Bonus Video - Lapping Plate

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

Saw Sharpening - Part 1

Saw Sharpening - Part 1

In this video series Andy King demonstrates traditional saw sharpening techniques Subscribers Only

Saw Sharpening - Part 2

Saw Sharpening - Part 2

In this video series Andy King demonstrates traditional saw sharpening techniques Subscribers Only

Saw Sharpening - Part 3

Saw Sharpening - Part 3

Andy King demonstrates how to use saw setting pliers Subscribers Only

Saw Sharpening - Part 4

Saw Sharpening - Part 4

A video demonstration of how to sharpen tenon and dovetail saws Subscribers Only

Saw Sharpening - Part 5

Saw Sharpening - Part 5

Video tips for using files to sharpen saws Subscribers Only

Sharpening Edge Tools - Part 6

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

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. Subscribers Only

Fusion Woodworking

Fusion Woodworking

Can today's modern workshop make do without traditional hand tools? Ralph Laughton investigates Subscribers Only

Saw Sharpening Masterclass - Part 1

Saw Sharpening Masterclass - Part 1

With traditional saws making a comeback, Andy King walks you through how to get them into tip top condition

Saw Sharpening Masterclass - Part 2

Saw Sharpening Masterclass - Part 2

Andy King continues his saw sharpening masterclass

Sharpening hand saws

Sharpening hand saws

Paul Sellers demonstrates how to re-set and sharpen a hand saw, and so give it a new lease of life.

Honing guides ~ six of the best

Honing guides ~ six of the best

Using a honing guide can dramatically improve your sharpening technique. We look at 6 of the best.

Choosing the right hammer

Choosing the right hammer

There's more to the humble hammer than meets the eye. Find out what the different types are for.

The bare essentials

The bare essentials

Just starting out? Then let Ben Plewes and Andy King help you build a tool kit that'll suit your needs and your pocket

A starter toolkit...

A starter toolkit...

...doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, says Ray Smith, as he scours the second-hand market for chisels and spokeshaves

Sharpening a plane blade

Sharpening a plane blade

Allan Fyfe demonstrates how to square up, regrind and sharpen a plane iron

The spokeshave

The spokeshave

Allan Fyfe of Lethenty Mill Furniture, discusses the merits of the spokeshave.

Getting a grip

Getting a grip

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

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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