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Follow these rules and your tools will be razor sharp. Tips from Robert Howard.

With angled and tapered legs, this dining table presents a few joinery challenges which can easily be overcome.

Learn the technique required to make this simple box form and you can then create your own designs.

Knowing how to process the raw material takes experience. Many beginners think they have to get the biggest, as opposed to the best blank possible.

David Lim shows how to build a customised presentation case for the finest whisky.

Understanding grain and figure will allow you to avoid tear-out and get better results. Robert Howard explains.

The cardinal points of turning a clock. Story by Andrew Potocnik.

The advantage of using dowels is low cost and the low level of skill required. However there are things worth knowing about the appropriate use of dowels to avoid joint failures.

Take the stress out of choosing and fitting your hardware with these simple tips.

Shadow lines, tapers and rounded corners set this stylish hallway table apart. Jake Sawyer shows how to make it.

Kerryn Carter learns and re-learns the rules of making bandsaw boxes.

Using a long grain veneer on the ends of a veneered tabletop is a real give-away. Here's how to create a solid timber look.

Wood straight from the tree can have a mind of its own, but carved into a puppet it will gain a soul.

Simple techniques to disguise and decorate the exposed edges of your manufactured boards.

Robert Howard writes how using models to develop forms can take your work to the next level.

Andrew Potocnik shows how solving one problem can lead to two solutions.