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Layout Methods

Timber Frame Layout Methods

Timber frame layout is pretty simple, in concept. Just put the marks in the right places, then cut to the marks … maybe a bit intimidating when faced with a bundle of timbers for the first time without someone else to take the lead. We’ve all been there…

Tools of the Trade Chisels

Tools of the Trade

The tools of the trade that have evolved for working wood all derive from the simplest forms: axe, adze, chisel. Within those forms, much variation exists. In terms of function, they may be divided into carving tools and joinery tools. Function is determined by form.

Best Mortise and Tenon Videos

We know that sometimes seeing it in action is better than a picture AND a thousand words – so we have scoured the web to find what we feel like are the best videos to illustrate cutting traditional mortise and tenon joinery.

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