Ralph Laughton

Ralph Laughton  |  May 12, 2010  |  0 comments
Join Ralph as he talks through what to look out for when buying and selecting timber for use in furniture grade projects.
Ralph Laughton  |  May 11, 2010  |  0 comments
earn how to create face sides and edges using a combination of basic handtools – fundamental to the process of squaring up wood.
Ralph Laughton  |  May 10, 2010  |  0 comments
Having created the face side and edge in the previous video Ralph now progresses to thicknessing the wood with basic handtools.
Ralph Laughton  |  May 09, 2010  |  0 comments
The first three episodes in this series concentrated on the use of hand tools. In this final instalment Ralph turns his attention to squaring and thicknessing material with machines.
Ralph Laughton  |  Feb 04, 2010  |  0 comments
As usual the team have been hard at it working to bring you ideas and projects that you can build. The pressure is on for Alan Holtham to finish off the workshop we are giving away at Get Woodworking Live in the free to enter prize draw. If you would like to have a chance of winning the workshop and a whole pile of power tools all you need to do is come along to the show and enter the FREE to enter prize drawer. Full details can be found on the…

Ralph Laughton  |  Dec 20, 2009  |  0 comments
There is nothing I like more this time of year than spending a few hours in the workshop making something. It doesn’t have to be fancy or even particularly complicated so long as it gets the blood moving. Like most workshops that are situated in the garden, it is not practical to heat all year round so a bit of physical exercise will soon warm the body while the little heater is working overtime to take the chill off the space. …

Ralph Laughton  |  Nov 17, 2009  |  0 comments
Winter is here and there is definitely a nip in the air. The nights are closing in and it is time to hibernate for the winter – If you are a bear that is! For us woodworkers this is the time to catch up on all the projects that were put off earlier in the year when the call of fine whether and long days put pay to prolonged workshop sessions.  This time we have lots to keep you busy. Anyone for backgammon? Duncan Rose Kicks it…

Ralph Laughton  |  Oct 13, 2009  |  0 comments
It is starting to feel like the fine weather is coming to an end and it is time to once again hibernate into the depth of the workshop with a copy of your favourite magazine. Before you do there is still time to get those last minute outdoor jobs done before the depths of winter. Alan Holtham has been doing just that and getting to grips with a chunky, country-style gate that you can make following Alan’s step-by-step instructions.…

Ralph Laughton  |  Sep 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Fancy a kitchen project? You have no excuse this month. For the workshop woodworker there is an exercise in simple joint making in playing the triangle where I show you how to turn three off cuts of wood into a useful trivet. It may look simple but it is not as easy as it looks – have a go and you will see.  For the more ambitious Keith smith is building an oak kitchen unit to match an existing installation. Even if you are not…

Ralph Laughton  |  Jul 15, 2009  |  0 comments
As the summer moves on it is an ideal time to get to grips with the garden projects. Following on from Keith Smith's lead last month, Alan Holtham has got the garden project bug and is in his workshop building a tall planter for the garden. Faced with a small budget, Alan makes the most of what he can find in the way of materials.  Duncan Rose designs and builds a coffee table in ash. The table incorporates turned legs. Not owning a…