The Chopping Board - Thicknessing Wood by Hand-min

Thicknessing wood by Hand

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I show you how to work on the remaining two sides of the components and thickness them to size.

Series Summary

This series will show you how to size, flatten, square, thickness, joint, and finish rough sawn pieces of wood entirely by hand. We will be applying these techniques alongside making a simple chopping board, giving you something tangible to work towards. Because no one likes a wobbly chopping board!

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

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Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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