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Skills & Techniques

Construction techniques | Veneering & marquetry technique | Carving technique

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 whe...

Basic Veneering - Part 1

Basic Veneering - Part 1

Video Series - Peter Dunsmore demonstrates how to lay veneers and create simple inlays

Basic Veneering - Part 2

Basic Veneering - Part 2

Pete looks at what to consider when choosing your veneers, how to flatten buckled veneers and the so...

Projects

Clock making projects | Home & DIY projects | Outdoors projects projects | Toy making projects | Box making | Cabinet making projects

The (hall) Tree of Life

The (hall) Tree of Life

Matthew White takes inspiration from a vintage effect hall tree and creates his own walnut version t...

Australian Big Rig

Australian Big Rig

Keen toy and model maker Derek Lane jumped at the chance of building this scale model of an Australi...

Corner shelving reinvented

Corner shelving reinvented

Liven and brighten up a corner of any room with this clever shelving solution from Noah Weinstein

A classic design reimagined

A classic design reimagined

Glenn Perry makes use of a repurposed elm plank and comes up with a unique design for a three-legged...

A tall order

A tall order

Mike McCrory’s growth chart project is not only beautifully hand-crafted, but also visually appealin...

Woodturning

Woodturning technique

Laser Quest

Laser Quest

Making use of the clever Simon Hope laser kit hollowing system, Les Thorne turns a vase in English y...

Brown Burr Oak Bowl – Man V Bowl

Brown Burr Oak Bowl – Man V Bowl

Les Thorne decides to do battle with a piece of brown burr oak and the end result is certainly strik...

Hats Off!

Hats Off!

Calling upon past experiences and demonstrations at clubs, Andrew Hall shares the secrets behind the...

Pens – Thinking Outside the Boxiness

Pens – Thinking Outside the Boxiness

James Trimble suggests some great tips for turning pens and takes you through the process of turning...

Large vase on a small lathe

Large vase on a small lathe

Owning a small lathe doesn’t have to limit the size of project you turn. Here, Les Thorne offers a c...

Workshop

Design | Inspiration | Jigs & workshop aids | Profiles | Workshop

Outta Space

Outta Space

When small isn’t beautiful

Setting sail

Setting sail

The coracle, a small keel-less boat, has always been used as a means of fishing or transportation. H...

Chinese Puzzle

Chinese Puzzle

Bob Chapman’s turned version of a 13th-century Chinese jar is a real delight, but it remains to be s...

Four routes into a career in fine woodwork

Four routes into a career in fine woodwork

John McMahon of the John McMahon School of Fine Woodwork shares his advice on turning professional.

Going for a Song

Going for a Song

Annemarie Adams takes a simple design for a wooden whistle and gives it wings

Materials & Finishing

Restoration technique | Timber & veneers | Finishes

Victorian table made new

Victorian table made new

Tasked with another restoration job, this time Peter Bishop gets hands-on with a lovely wind-out mah...

How does wood work?

How does wood work?

In the first of a new series looking at the first principles of woodworking, Ben Plewes ...

The importance of measuring moisture content

The importance of measuring moisture content

The moisture content of you timber is crucial to consider when designing a piece. It's fundamental t...

Tooth and nail

Tooth and nail

Armed to the teeth with restoration knowledge, Stephen Simmons defends the place of metal fixings in...

Ebonising Oak with Van Dyke Crystals.

Ebonising Oak with Van Dyke Crystals.

This is a method by which the Victorian effect of darkened Oak timber may be obtained.

Tools & Machinery

Extractors | Hand tools | Power tools | Machinery

Making Old Saws Sharp Again

Making Old Saws Sharp Again

Whether you’re a fan of new or old saws, Gary Cook’s tips on resurrecting these handy bench tools wi...

A tale of three smoothers

A tale of three smoothers

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

Machinery Workflow, Part 1

Machinery Workflow, Part 1

In this video series, Good Woodworking's Andy King explains the benefits of a good workshop layout w...

Machinery Workflow, Part 2

Machinery Workflow, Part 2

Andy King explains the benefits of a good workshop layout while making a mortice and tenoned frame a...

Machinery Workflow, Part 3

Machinery Workflow, Part 3

Andy King explains the benefits of a good workshop layout while making a mortice and tenoned frame a... Subscribers Only

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