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Workshop motto

Each year I choose a new motto. This is printed, laminated and mounted in a prominent spot in my workshop. I hope that my choice motivates my students, other visitors to my workshop, Michael and myself. This year’s motto is:

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -  excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”
(
Pearl S Buck – American writer and novelist, winner of 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature)





 

 

The router is the tool that has had the greatest impact on both DIY and professional woodworking. With a router you can groove, rebate, and trim as well as cut decorative mouldings, tenons, mortices, a wide range of other joints and perform many more wood machining operations. To achieve this flexibility the router often needs to be augmented with jigs (some as simple as a scrap piece of wood and two C-clamps), guides and patterns. This provides me with the scope to offer a variety of courses and services.

Router school. A range (introductory, intermediate and advanced) of half-day router courses. Exploit the potential of your router and bring a new degree of proficiency and skill to a wide range of woodworking projects. I offer both one-on-one courses (or courses for small cohesive groups) on weekday mornings (plus limited Saturday slots) and multi-student courses on a Saturday morning.

Other courses. In addition to router courses I teach these important courses: Fundamentals of woodworking joints. What joint should I use?
Understanding and using wood. Learn more about the material you use.
Using a bandsaw. Make the most of this versatile saw.
Using a planer/thicknesser. Good work starts with good stock preparation.

Router shop. Router table top/fence packages, router bits, router accessories, clamps  and a range of router jigs such as morticing jigs.

Services. Consulting, design, help with a project, ad-hoc machining, purpose-built jigs and patterns and ad-hoc training on machines such as a planer/thicknesser and table saw. Solving problems with wood movement (warping and cracking) is a major focus.

Classified ads. I often get asked "Don't you know where I can get ....."? To try and help with these and similar questions I have added a classified advertisements section to my website. I hope it will help you find what you are looking for.

Articles. An index to help you find one of my The Home Handyman articles in your library.

 Last updated 1 January 2018