How to

Susan Wraight is an internationally renowned carver of netsuke and here shows the process of carving one of her pieces.

Carl Jacobsen turns, sands, oils and otherwise transforms a ball into a bowl.

Rust is the enemy of fine woodwork, but there are ways of winning the war.

Richard Vaughan fights back against plastic with the rattle he made for his newest niece.

Robert Howard shows how to carve a complex and fragile natural form.

Charles Mak shows how to de-stress your assembly and glue-up situations.

Next to developing good sharpening techniques, I would reckon that solid joinery marking skills are the next to master, says Vic Tesolin.

Changes to abrasives and backings, not to mention some handy tips really can make hand sanding an enjoyable task, writes Richard Vaughan.

Figuring out the right angles for legs and stretchers and then drilling mortises for them is easier than you think, writes Peter Young.

A few tools and branch timbers are all you need to get started carving eating spoons.

Troy McDonald completes the final stages in constructing a hand tool chest for his carving tools.

Troy McDonald makes a traditionally styled chest to house his treasured tools.

Damion Fauser shows how marking systems can streamline your work and help prevent mistakes.

John Kennedy explains why time spent making jigs and templates is well spent.

Troy McDonald’s drop front bureau combines features of neoclassical style.