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Matt Estlea

Tutor

Matt comes from 5 years tuition at Rycotewood and 5 years experience working at Axminster Tools and Machinery in Basingstoke. He now runs a YouTube channel based on woodworking and sells his own tools and project plans.

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Rob Harvey

Student

Rob isn’t a woodworker by any means. Instead he’s learnt to play various musical instruments and taught piano to all ages around Surrey. 5 years ago he began his own videography business. Today he is the test dummy for the online school projects.

Our Most Popular Tutorials

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Filing and Cleaning Hinges

Are you looking for a way to instantly increase the perceived value of your boxes and cabinets? This tutorial will show you how. (Hint: It’s not as simple as polishing them)

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Projects
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Tool List for the Cabinet Project

This list compiles all of the tools that you will need to complete the cabinet project! All buttons will take you to my page on Kit where you can read more of my thoughts on the tool and purchase it if you want to.

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How to Cut a Lapped Dovetail Joint

In this video, I show you how to cut a Lapped Dovetail entirely by hand. This joint is perfect when you want to mechanical strength of a dovetail, but don’t necessarily want endgrain showing. Drawer front being a great example of this.

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How to Cut a Mortice and Tenon Joint

In this video, I show you how to cut a haunched Mortice and Tenon Joint entirely by hand. This is a very strong joint to use on chairs, door frames, and table legs. However it can also be applied to many other applications too.

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How to Cut a Bridle Joint

In this video, I show you how to cut a bridle joint by hand. This is a beautiful joint when done well as is also incredibly versatile.

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