Dowels are not perfect for all joint applications but their versatility sees them used in a variety of ways. You can buy specialist dowels, and you can make your own. Read more
For too long the dovetail has taken centre stage. Neil Erasmus puts the mortise and tenon under the spotlight
Expanding your knowledge of finishing techniques will allow you to combine effects to reflect themes in your designs.
The satisfaction of carving a möbius successfully is well and truly worth the time it can take, says wood sculptor Hape Kiddle.
The final instalment of Neil Erasmus's series covers how to use the spindle jig made in part 2.
Short lengths of fruitwoods, eucalypts or the branch to hand can be hollowed and decorated to make your own personal drinking mug. Story by Jeff Donne.
Re-interpreting and making an iconic low table design was an ideal project for beginner woodworkers.
Neil Erasmus looks at designing spindle jigs with safety and efficiency in mind, and then shows step by step how to make one.
When professional woodcarver Olivia O’Connor says she hardly ever sharpens her tools, it’s because she knows how to keep them sharp. Here she shows how a simple kit of stones and strops can work for you too.
When correctly set up and used, the spindle moulder is a versatile machine with a broad range of uses. The first of a three-part series by Neil Erasmus.
Understanding, tuning and using your handplanes for better results. Story by Richard Vaughan.
In a half hour long video, Dutch woodworker Ronnie Rozenga takes us through the many processes of making a complex cabinet with detailed marquetry panels and inlays.
For around $200 you can make a press that will take large panels and store away easily. Story by Darren Oates.
Dr Jugo Ilic gives us the science as to why some timbers sound better than others.
Even the laces were made from wood in Ray Collins' character-filled rendition of an old boot.
Making a chest to transport treasured tools turned out to be a skill building exercise.