A Woodworker’s Notebook
A practice joint to try very basic methods - and a couple of mortising alternatives
A run-down on most aspects (applies to people working by themselves)
Three major projects, several workshop aids and a Tawny Owl carved from Olive wood
A practice joint, a Moorish dovetail and other info.
Eighteen topics - Fettling - Jigging - Skittering
Seven topics - Re-sharpening a Tenon Saw to Honing Fluids
Nine topics - Face Marks to Marking Knife Use
Undersized tenon repair and dovetail chopping error avoidance
Sawdust, White Rings, Sanding Belts, Cutting Board Hygiene.
For UK visitors, some very approximate secondhand prices & weather notes
Some woodworking terms defined
A temporary home for new items
I first started this site when woodworking groups could only use ASCCII code to construct drawings but it has extended to re-using material already published (and paid for) that otherwise would be sitting on my hard drive and doing nothing very useful.
Apologies for the variable drawing quality - these are my original drawings as they were prepared for re-working by an illustrator.
I hope that the quality of information compensates for the primitive site design.
Constructional ideas and the joints to use