Woodworking joints by hand – The Architect’s Table part four.

Welcome to the Unplugged Woodshop YouTube channel.
Woodworking videos, woodworking tips, woodworking projects and woodworking techniques. Using only hand tools, designer/maker Tom Fidgen builds custom furniture and woodworking design in his basement workshop.
Author of the books Made by Hand- Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop and The Unplugged Woodshop- Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop.
A companion video to The Architect's Table from the new book- The Unplugged Woodshop – Hand Crafted Projects for the Home and Workshop by Tom Fidgen.


  1. Ron “Big Ron” Sanford

    your work is simply flawless.i love to watch you do these videos 

  2. Thanks Ron !

    All the best,


  3. I love all these shiny hand tools! They’re just beautiful!

  4. Tom where can I get a router planer, Thanks….I like your video and music

  5. Al, thanks for the question. Mine is a Veritas available at Lee Valley
    Lie Nielsen also makes them.
    All the best-

  6. Tom, what determines whether to split a tenon or leave it whole?

  7. Terry-
    great question. Basically it’s the size and application. In this case,
    leaving the tenon full would mean a huge mortise into the foot of the
    table. This would actually weaken the joint, so the tenon was split. In
    some applications, where sheer strength may be a consideration, having the
    split tenon means twice as much glue surface. Again, it depends on the
    individual application. Thanks for the question-
    all the best

  8. الأرض

  9. The song make me peace… tank’s Tom

  10. Great vid…nice to see that not everyone is working with fully loaded
    machines, jigs, etc…

  11. Great video quality and skilled woodworking and really good choice of

  12. Thanks tacotes16 ~

  13. You, sir, are a talented man. Your videos are poetry in motion.

  14. Leonardo González

    The sound of the plane cutting the wood is like a mantra.
    Your work is really good, inspiring, I also work with wood (I am Luthier)
    but use some powertools, someday I hope to work only with hand tools.

  15. Omg man. Great tactic but too hard

  16. What kind of wood is that?

  17. +motelgrim / roach thanks for the question..it’s walnut.

  18. Song ?

  19. +Fongdao syndrome thanks for the interest. The song is called ‘2 fine
    lines’ I wrote and recorded it on my album- ‘ a boy called fish’ available
    on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/tom-fidgen/id415978851

  20. +Fongdao zyndrome …Beautiful handmade woodworking projects can be
    achieved with some practice, a good set of plans and the right woodworking
    tools… check out this secret archive of 16,000 woodworking plans!
    Go here => http://www.woodworkingteds.tumblr.com

  21. Amazing work.

  22. +Fongdao zyndrome > 16,000 projects · step by step instructions · materials
    & cutting lists · detailed schematics · lifetime updates

  23. Marcelo Iván Rojas Hernández

    2:34 – Is that a japanese chisel?!

  24. +Marcelo Iván Rojas Hernández Indeed it is…the hoop is missing off the
    end of the handle so it looks a bit rugged in this shot. But it’s a 2-in.
    wide Japanese chisel…a real work-horse.
    thanks for the question!

  25. music is beautiful!

  26. muito bom.

  27. obrigado !

  28. thank for your video … without machine tools

  29. Awesome

  30. Thanks Robert!

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