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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

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Post a letter

Ben Russell recently used elegant hand-carved lettering to create a series of dramatic sculptural features for a show garden. Here is how he did it.

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

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