The Marking Gauge, woodwork video #9 from the Neon Saw workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they’ll enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools you’ll want in your average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – The Marking Gauge

Much of carpentry and woodwork in general involves a discipline of straight lines and square markings to achieve attractive and functional results, and helping to facilitate this is the Marking Gauge. It’s a simple tool but a very useful one and it’s strongly recommended that you add one to your kit and practice with it as much as possible.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the marking gauge and consider its main functions, as well as look at the different types available. Along with squares, a ‘gauge’ is one of the key marking out tools, and is an essential part of any starter toolkit.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 9

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we begin our look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at another of our marking devices, the Bradawl.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

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Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff for the home – especially if we can use up any left over timber from another job!

Mark

mark.cass@gmail.com

The Sliding Bevel, woodwork video #8 from the Neon Saw Workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they’ll enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools you’ll want in your average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – The Sliding Bevel

Much of carpentry and woodwork in general involves a discipline of straight lines and square markings to achieve attractive and functional results, but often there is a need for angles other than 90 degrees. At times like these, a Sliding Bevel will prove indispensable for transferring angles and marking out.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the sliding bevel and consider its main functions, as well as look at the different types available. Along with squares, a ‘bevel’ is one of the key marking out tools, and is highly recommended for any starter toolkit.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 8

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we begin our look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at another of our marking devices, the Marking Gauge.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

Share Neon Saw Video Classes & Courses

Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff for the home – especially if we can use up any left over timber from another job!

Mark

mark.cass@gmail.com

Squares, woodwork video #7 from the Neon Saw Workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they’ll enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools you’ll want in your average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – Squares

Much of carpentry and woodwork in general involves a discipline of straight lines and square markings to achieve attractive and functional results, and a square is rightly seen as one of the indispensable tools required. For every cut you need a line to work to, and a square will assist in this aim.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the popular types of squares and there main functions. One of the key ‘marking out’ tools, a square is a prerequisite for any starter toolkit, and its continued use in all work is highly recommended.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 7

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we begin our look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at another of our marking devices, the Sliding Bevel.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

Share Neon Saw Video Classes & Courses

Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff out of wood into the bargain!

Mark

mark.cass@gmail.com

The Tape Measure, woodwork video #6 from the Neon Saw Workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they’ll enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools you’ll want in your average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – Tape Measure

One of the humblest of tools in the kit. Often taken for granted by homeowners and DIYers everywhere, but genuinely indispensable. A tape is the first tool to reach for when starting a job and you’ll want one on you at all times before, during (and usually after) work. Get another one now.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the basic tape measure and consider what type to get, Metric or Imperial. A slightly annoying feature of UK tapes is that they feature both systems which can lead to confusion and awkwardness when marking from your tape onto a job. Whether you prefer Feet and Inches or Millimetres and Metres, I would strongly recommend you buy a tape that has solely one or the other on it.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 6

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at the second of our marking devices, the Square.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

Share Neon Saw Video Classes & Courses

Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff out of wood into the bargain!

Mark

mark.cass@gmail.com

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 5 From The Neon Saw Workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they will enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools in the average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – Chisels

Possibly one of the most useful of all edge tools, a set of sharp chisels in your kitbag really tells the world that you’re taking your woodworking seriously. Used for forming joints, general shaping and probably a thousand other tasks, the chisel plays an important part in all aspects of woodworking.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the popular type of chisel and consider just what you will need for setting up a toolkit. If at all possible, try to get a feel of a chisel before you buy it, and don’t rule out second hand tools as you can really get some good stuff at boot fairs and similar – if you’re careful / lucky.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 5

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at the humble tape measure.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

Share Neon Saw Video Classes & Courses

Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff out of wood into the bargain!

Mark

mark.cass@gmail.com

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 4 From The Neon Saw Workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – will enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools in the average kitbag. Continue reading “Free Woodwork Video Lesson 4 From The Neon Saw Workshop”

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 3 From The Neon Saw Workshop

Now that we’re up and running, here we go with the next video in this first free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All those featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – will enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools in the average kitbag. Continue reading “Free Woodwork Video Lesson 3 From The Neon Saw Workshop”

18 Part Free Woodwork Video Course From The Neon Saw Workshop

Well, I’ve finally managed to get around to shooting a Free Woodwork Video Course at the Neon Saw workshop (familiar to some), and it’s with a great deal of pleasure – plus not a little nervousness and apprehension – that I can start it all off here, courtesy of plenty of help and guidance from my personal digital marketing guru and friends at White Rabbit Consultancy.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t know quite as much as I’d like to about many of the technical matters involved in filming, and so I hope you’ll forgive me if you notice anything slightly substandard during this, the first series of woodworking videos (and yes, a second is already underway!) from Hove’s home of woodwork.

Continue reading “18 Part Free Woodwork Video Course From The Neon Saw Workshop”

Frame and Panel course

This is a popular class but sadly it has outgrown its current home, the Neon Saw workshop. I’m looking for a keen learner who’d like to host this half-day or evening class and thus bring the reality of a genuine domestic environment to the mix.

For those who aren’t sure, the Frame and Panel course concentrates on the theory basics behind the fitted furniture and all those similar built-in items that are a necessary part of our homes. As long as you have an idea of what sort of thing you need, and can squeeze a few people into your place, why not be the first to take advantage of this opportunity? You’ll have all of your questions answered and a solid start made to your built-in project.

Please get in touch with me, Mark Cass, on 01273 735588 or email me at mark.cass@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

The job continues..

So, some clear marking out is called for here; generally the slope of the dovetails is represented by a gradient of 1:8 for hardwood and 1:6 or 7 for a softwood. The sliding bevel is used to mark this line after the tails have been set out along a gauged line to fit the width of the board to their most pleasing arrangement.

The dovetails are then cut with a small saw (rip-set teeth if possible) before transferring their profiles to the other part of the joint, in this case, the drawer fronts (see next post).

 2 pairs of drawer sides, sliding bevel and dovetail saw