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    Recycling a Ladder
     A Chest of Drawers for Jamie
     A Pair of End Tables

     A Stopped Groove in a Dovetailed Box

     Preparing a Board Without a Thicknesser

     Sliding Dovetails by Hand

     Making a Frame and Panel Door   By Sean Hughto

           Coopering a Box Lid

           Making a Wooden Hinge 

      Building a Mitred Pencil Box with a Shooting Board  

           Chef Knives and a Knife Block  

         A Primer for Mortice-and-Tenon Joints.  Part 1: The Blind Joint

                                                                                                       Part 2 : Drawboring

                                                                                                       Morticing with Chisels II 

     A Little Fun with Dovetails

      Making Better Dovetails

      Dovetail Baselines

      Peening Dovetails in Wood     

     A Thicknessing Technique

     Setting Blades in (Adjusterless) Planes

     Armoire Project 

            Part One: The Carcase 

            Part Two: A New Angle on Scratch Stock - creating beads

            Part Three: Using Rebate Planes  

            Part Four: Building A Raised Panel Door

                        Building the frame  

                     Raising a panel with the Veritas Skew Rabbet Plane 

                          Part Five:  Hinge Morticing

                          Part Six:  Attaching the Face Frame

                           Part Seven:  Hats Off to the Pros

                           Part Eight:  Drawer Design and Drawer Bottoms

                            Part Nine:  Building the Drawer

                            Part Ten:   Completion of the Project


         Breadboard Ends  

         A Shaker Table for Mother's Day   

         Sideboard-Entertainment Centre ...... became "The Coopered End Table"

            Part One: Coopered doors  

                        Part Two: Curving and grooving the frame  

                        Part Three:  Building the Frame   

                        Part Four:  A Completed Door 

                        Part Five:   And Now For Something Completely Different!   

                        Part Six:   London-style Half-blind Dovetailed Drawer   

                        Part Seven:  Nearing the Last Lap   

                        Part Eight:  The Final Piece

                         Part Nine:   Critique and Modification

            Part Ten:   The End. Finis. Absolutely Done!  

      Entertainment Centre based on Military (Campaign) Chests

            The Start  

            Some Days I  Should Stay in Bed!  

            Glueing Up  

            Scraping  

            Bun Feet  

            It's Just Not Cricket!  

            First Stages in Building Drawers   

            Half Blind Dovetails in Jarrah (with blue tape)  

            The Last Dovetail   

            Fitting Handles  

            The Completed Chests 

    Lapdesk  

    Kist  (blanket chest) 

    Building Hans Wegner's "The Chair"

            Introduction 

            Building The Legs

            Templates 

            Stretchers 

            Tenons 

            Morticing 

            Coping 

            Fitting the Front and Rear Stretchers (Part 1)

            Sawing Tenon Shoulders on the Curve

            Fitting the Front and Rear Stretchers (Part 2)

            Slotting the Stretchers (Pt 1 - How would you do this?) 

            Slotting the Stretchers (Pt 2)

            End of Phase One

            Initial Steps for the Arms and Backrest 

            The Arm-Backrest Joint (Pt 1)

            The Arm-Backrest Joint (Pt 2) 

            Close But No Coconut  

            A Glimmer of Light 

            The Fingers (Part 1) 

            The Fingers (Part 2)

            Towards the Round   

            Shaping the Arms and Back (Part 1) 

            Shaping the Arms and Back (Part 2) 

            Weaving the Seat and Completing The Chair

    Lingerie Chest

            The Basic Design

            The Panels

            The Legs

            Shaping the Cove

            Sawing A Tenon 

            Coved Frame-and-Panel 

            One Step Back 

            Back on Track

            Dent Removal 

            Preparing for the Drawer Blades 

            Moving Forward  

            Sliding Dovetails 

            The Proof of the Pudding ...

            Starting on the Drawer Runners  

            Mortice and Tenons 

            A Stage Completed   

            Designing the Drawers  

            Half Blind Dovetails with Blue Tape 

            Building the Drawers

            Four Down and Four To Go 

            Through Dovetails

            All The Drawers Are Done 

            Finishing the Drawers  

            Finishing the Carcase 

            Fitting the Lid Hinges

            Top of The World to You!  

            The Brass Stay 

            The Devil Lies in the Details (final)   NEW


     A Few Furniture Images