Happy new year to you all. Hope you had a restful Christmas with a little time to get out into the workshop. Some of you have submitted pictures of some beautiful projects over the break. We released a few Christmassy bits and pieces which I hope you enjoyed.
Our series of router based joinery techniques was expanded at the end of the year with the bridle joint, a great mortise and tenon alternative. This was followed soon after by the mitred bridle joint which is a corner joint which can be used for things like strong picture frames. Hopefully this will help you with all your framing needs.
The workbench is progressing well, with the mortises and tenons cut, the leg assembly glued up, bearers attached and aprons prepared. It’s been great to see so many of you are following along and building your own.
The bedside cabinet series is nearing the end now, with three episodes left. Paul has shown the process of building the various frames, and the joinery to bring the case together. The drawer has been started and we have the drawer and door fitting to look forward to, alongside some shaping, attaching the top and all the finishing details to make a beautiful cabinet. What has been your favourite part of the build?
You may have seen some hints as to the next premium project on various social medias, but Paul summarised his new design here (https://paulsellers.com/2017/12/new-design-made/). It is scalable and dismantlable shelf with a stunning design. We think people will really like making one for their home.
There are plenty of useful technique videos on their way, with one on sizing your dovetails coming soon. Hopefully this little oversight of recent projects and what’s coming up has whetted your woodworking appetite.
That’s it for this update. Many thanks from the whole team,
Manager of Woodworking Masterclasses