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The Knuckle and Rule Joints with David Charlesworth

David offers his original methods for tackling the intricacies and careful fitting of these fascinating joints.

The Knuckle and Rule joints are two articulated joints that serve as hinges for the drop leaves found on sofa tables and Pembroke tables. The Knuckle joint is a shop made hinge with wooden barrels turning on a metal pin. These allow the supports to extend and fold away in an elegant manner. Rule joints employ special hinges made with one leaf longer than the other, with the countersunk holes on the face opposite the barrel. David offers his original methods for tackling the intricacies and careful fitting of these fascinating joints. David Charlesworth has taught woodworking since 1973 and is widely respected in England as a writer for Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine. His specialty is getting the most out of hand tools in precise and original ways.


Knuckle Joint Chapters
1. Preparation
2. Drilling the Holes
3. Marking Out
4. Marking Out & Sawing Knuckles
5. Filling the Gaps
6. Removing the Waste
7. Planing the Apexes
8. Knocking Out the Fillers
9. Cutting V Grooves
10. Using Gouge on End Curves
11. Fit Together

Rule Joint Chapters
12. Marking Out
13. Moulding Planes
14. Removing the Waste
15. Fettling the Hinge
16. Marking Centre of Hinge
17. Marking Recess for Hinge
18. Cutting Recess for Hinge
19. Fitting the Screws
20. Joints Working Together

113 minutes, DVD. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2017.

Price Includes VAT 

Price: 29.95 (Including VAT at 20%)

The Knuckle and Rule Joints with David Charlesworth


Hewing Wooden Bowls with Peter Follansbee

An exciting form of green woodworking, these carved wooden bowls stem from the same Swedish tradition as Peter's carved spoons. Learn to split blanks from a log and hew bowls using hatchets, adzes, and carving gouges. From log selection to grain orientation, tool use, and decorative carving, this video covers all you need to get started in this enticing craft.

Disc 1 (1:39)
1. Introduction - 0:00
2. Splitting and Hewing - 5:48
3. Hollowing the Bowl - 19:28
4. Shaping the Exterior - 43:43
5. Gouge Work - 1:04:42

Disc 2 (1:16)
6. Refining the Details - 0:00
7. Finishing Cuts - 11:11
8. Decorative Carving - 50:56

175 minutes, DVD (2 discs). Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2017.

A taste of what is included in this DVD

Peter Follansbee specializes in 17th century period joinery and green woodworking. He spent over 20 years making reproductions furniture at Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum in Plymouth, MA. Peter teaches in craft schools in the US, UK and Sweden and received the Wille Sundqvist and Bill Coperthwaite Slöjd Fellowship in 2016. He co-authored the book, Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th Century Joinery, with Jennie Alexander.

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Price: 38.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Hewing Wooden Bowls with Peter Follansbee



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