Our latest video series is the build of a traditional Hall Table
As you’ll expect, we build the whole piece with basic hand tools.
The focus with this project is learning how to build by hand efficiently.
If you’re just starting out with hand tools, this series will open your eyes to just how effective and productive they can be.
If you’re an experienced builder then we’re confident you’ll pick up some new tips to help speed up your workflow.
This is a 12 part series totalling over 6 1/2 hours of tuition.
And it’s all available to watch right away.
What You’ll Need –
If you’d like an idea of the timber requirements then you can download the cutting list above.
We’re using pine for the base and cherry for the top.
Of course any species will work here.
The Tool Kit –
I keep my kit minimal because that’s the way I like to work.
If you can master even a few tools then you’ll become a confident worker very quickly.
In this build we use:
– Hardpoint / panel saw
– Jack Plane (I use a No 5 but a shorter bench plane would also be ok)
– Measuring & marking tools: tape measure, ruler, pencil, marking gauge, bevel, square, marking knife
– Carcase saw (for dovetailing)
– Dovetail chisels
In Chapter One we also use a bandsaw for our rough material prep.
This is entirely optional and an alternative hand tool only approach is also demonstrated.
The Techniques Covered to Building a Table
The Hall Table covers a broad range of skills, from understanding face and edge marks to building and using marking guides.
The tips detailed are many, but the main techniques included are:
– Tapering legs
– Twin Mortice & Tenons
– Edge Jointing
– Through & half blind dovetails
– Drawer fitting
For an overview of the project, have a watch of the intro at the top of this post.
(p.s sorry about those shorts… yep, he made them himself.)
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