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The Chopping Board

Want to learn how to dimension timber entirely by hand? This series will teach you how to flatten, square, thickness, join and re-flatten three pieces of wood to make a simple chopping board. These are fundamental principles that must be learnt in order to be a successful woodworker.

Project Overview

In this quick video, I will brief you on the project ahead so that you know what to expect and can get the most from this course. Many resources are available at your fingertips so don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of them!

Project Overview

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Tool List

Unsure you have all the right tools for the project? This handy guide helps you choose not only the tools you need, but also gives my recommendations in order of preference. It also provides various options to suit different budgets.

Tool List

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#1 Cutting and Orientating Timber

In this lesson, I’ll show you how to cut the timber to size, work around defects, and orientate the grain to get maximum stability.

#1 Cutting and Orientating Timber

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#2 Squaring Timber by Hand

In this lesson, I show you the first extremely important steps needed to plane timber square as well as demonstrate helpful techniques to make the process quick and enjoyable!

#2 Squaring Timber by Hand​

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#3 Thicknessing Wood by Hand

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

#3 Thicknessing Wood by Hand

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#4 Gluing and Flattening Panels

In this lesson, I show you how to glue it all together and explain the finer details behind finishing the board. It’s not a case of sticking it together and buzzing over it with a sander!

#4 Gluing and Flattening Panels

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