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Lie-Nielsen Beveled Edge Chisel

Lie-Nielsen Beveled Edge Chisel Bevelled edge chisel are used for chopping and paring and are especially good at getting into tight angles such as dovetails. Lie-Nielson produce a chisel which has a socket handle which make it easy to change handles and enable the handle to be offset making paring much easier. Continue reading

How Wood Veneer Is Made.

This Video on the manufacture of Wood veneer and plywood is excellent. It takes you through the process of preparation and gives a good account of the different methods of cutting wood veneer. Continue reading


The Smarthinge was developed, after many years of searching for a satisfactory hinge, by fine box maker Andrew Crawford and engineer Clive Jarman, . The Smarthinge is easily fitted and its elegant looks compliment fine woodwork. Continue reading

How to Sharpen a Marking Knife.

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How to Sharpen and Use Mortice Chisels

Mortice chisels are different to other woodworking chisels in that the sides need to be ground to form them into a sharp cutting edge. As the chisel is driven into the wood the bevel pushes the chisel forward cutting the sides of the mortice. Continue reading