The English Woodworker

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Something New

I’ll be prototyping a few pieces over the coming months and I recently put in an order for some redwood to knock them up in. Our usual merchant can …

New Video Launch – The English Workbench

Our latest Premium Video Series is now available to pre-order. Get immediate access to our video discussion with a biased mime on ‘Sizing Your …

Makers Not Marketers

Most people who like to make things be it furniture, tools, cake or whatever, are far more interested and therefore far better at the making part …

Meeting Rosie

I’d seen a picture of this plane a while back and I was looking forward to seeing if she’d be taken along to the European Woodworking Show last …

The Saw Donkey

Before I delve deeper in to the subject of workbench design I’d first like to draw attention to one of the unsung heroes of my workshop. My Saw …

Woodworking Joints

References: Build A Hall Table Video Series | SIGN UP to watch the Free Hand Plane Build [Watch the video version above]. If you're cutting a mortice …

Pinch Dogs - Simple Woodworking Clamps

It’s often said that a woodworker can never have enough clamps but this isn’t something I‘ve really considered to be true (Unless you build …

The Paring Chisel...Any Thoughts on This Tool?

When it comes to paring chisels I have but one. It’s 1″ wide and I keep it in fairly good shape but I only using it now and again and only because …

Smoothing Plane vs Engineering Brick

In one of the recent videos I was whining on about the jack plane and how I like it as a good rounded user. If buying second hand I’d always look for …

Cap Irons & Tear Out – VIDEO

I love cap irons, but they also annoy me. Here are a few of my thoughts on them.<br>We’ll go in to more details on this in the future.

Learning To Set Wooden Planes

When I decided to start woodworking I chose do it with wooden planes. Perhaps this was heavily influenced by what Richard felt would be a good route …

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Not Quite Three Minutes

I’ve been particularly quiet myself of late, especially on the YouTube type video front. Life these days has become very much about multi-tasking …

Get A Grip!

If you’re building a workbench then you’ll likely spend a lot of time pondering over which vices are going to suit you the best. There’s a lot of …

Bench Dogs For Woodworking. Round or Square?

Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter. Both round and square bench dogs will hold effectively.<br>After a short time of working with both shapes though I …

Clamp Boards Down Easily - The Holdfast & The Batten Technique

<i>This has been a very popular video since we published, and the method has been further explored in use and in it’s possible historical roots by Chris</i> …

Simple & Strong

When it comes to workbench design there’s a rule to suit us all. Keep it simple, make it strong.Give any woodworker a french bench, an english bench, …

The Oak 'Artisan' - Getting Started

My ears picked up, I heard the distinctive click of the kettle coming off the boil.<p>I knew it was close, I could picture the boiling water flowing …

English Workbench Designs - The Nicholson Workbench

A workbench should be heavy, very heavy.<br>So I build a lot of benches with good thick 4” tops and simple but robust bases.<p>Now a days we tend to call …

Cherry Bomb

For those of you who think a workbench should be rough and ready, you may well cringe at the bench I have to show you today.<p>In fact when this …

Workbench Height - How To Build A Workbench To Fit Your Woodworking

It’s been an amazing project to do and I’ve learned a lot. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for you and Helen making these amazing videos I would …

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