Master Class Articles

Here are some of my articles I had written for Good Woodworking Magazine circa 2001. These articles touch upon the in’s and out’s of a maker with information about hand tools, veneering, glue ups and more detailed information for my own design process within some of my furniture pieces. Enjoy.

MISERABLE MOTORCARS AND DISAPPOINTING HOLLY LOGS

2643 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

It's been a month of disasters and disappointments. Not that it started out that way. It began with a phone call from an old friend of mine, Dennis Sutton. I have known Dennis over fifteen years since the time he was a student with me. Dennis called ... [read]

Hand tools for a cabinet maker part 3

2039 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

In this article the last of the series of three, I am talking about the last section of tools that a young apprentice cabinetmaker would need to start off their collection of handtools. In previous weeks I've talked about planes and chisels, marking ... [read]

Hand tools for a cabinet maker part 2

1754 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

This month we will be looking at chisels and marking and measuring tools. A few years ago now for another magazine I did a test of all of the brands of chisels available in the cabinet makers bevel edged pattern. The objective was to find the best ... [read]

Hand tools for a cabinet maker

2204 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

This month and continuing next month I will be showing you the kind of advice I give to students who are about to join our workshop on a one-year course in cabinet making: Most of us have a bag of tools rattling around somewhere in the garage and by ... [read]

Market research for small workshops

2370 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

O.K. so you're a woodworker. You enjoy doing it, you've got a small workshop – you've been doing it for a fair while and now you want a bit on the side. You want to be able to turn whatever you make into a little bit of money. In the coming three ... [read]

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