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A strict competition brief fired Andrew Potocnik’s creativity.

Designing, making and detailing some complex boxes became an exercise in working safely with small parts. Story by Kelly Parker.

A detailed explanation of handsaw making by Wood Review author Ian Wilkie.

In this short video Peter Young shows you an easy way to get finer cuts with your handsaws.

Don Powell explains how to achieve different styles and effects of lettering with a range of carving tools.

On the surface these dovetails are an enigma. How can all four sides be dovetailed together? Here’s a fun joinery project.

Three ways to turn round shapes. Story by Richard Raffan.

These shopmade pushsticks are a safer way to joint long boards.

Neil Paskin’s mini bench is designed for flexibility. He can take it outside, onsite or on holidays.

Basic methods and materials can be combined to make useful tools. Story by Troy McDonald.

This video shows you how to successfully create a river pour and outlines the materials you need.

Making models is an efficient way to develop your ideas and can save time, money and materials. Story by Martin Jones.

Attached to your workbench, this seat will be at hand when needed, and out of the way when not. Here's how to make it.

A simple decorative technique can add contrast and interest to your woodturnings.

Terry Martin explains why and how he and Zina Burloiu made their award-winning piece.