Cutting Guides - Tools & Workshop
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|How to cut a decorative top on a post When cutting the post to length, add about 100mm to allow for the decorative top|
|How to make a rail housingHousings are grooves cut across the grain that fit around three sides of a beam and can be...|
|Guide to Handsaws6|
Everything you need to know about using handsaws. From the keyhole saw to the general-purpose saw, we have them all covered.
|How to use a Router4|
Stay on the edge with this accurate workshop cutter
|Carve a sign with an electric chisel3|
Carving into hardwood gives cleaner edges than softwood. Use a long piece of weathered 170 x 35mm timber to carve the sign.
|How to use a plane1|
DIY tips from Handyman
|How to notch a post for beams1|
Notching a post for a beam is a sturdy joint. Paint freshly cut surfaces or use timber preservative on treated posts.
|How to make a rail housing1|
Housings are grooves cut across the grain that fit around three sides of a beam and can be made with a series of close relief cuts. Rail posts for a deck can require a housing joint to fit a joist.
|Bricklaying - cutting a brickThe easiest way to cut brick is with a brick bolster and lump hammer||Installing cavity fixings in plasterboard wallsYou can make fixings into internal dry walls and ceilings in one of two ways||Shape wood by handMost of the wood you use will be in standard sizes or will be a ready-machined moulding, and the range of sizes and cross-sections available will meet most of your requirements.||Carve a Burl Bowl showcase beautiful timberBurls are abnormal growths on trees that develop when they experience environmental stress such as fungal or insect attack. They’re sought after by woodworkers for the tangled-grain pattern and hardwood durability. Burls are usually covered with bark. This bowl is made from a two-kilo burl and requires only basic carving skills. It’s hollowed out and smoothed on the inside, with the outside left rough and textured.|
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