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Make a chopping board

with Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz

Using simple techniques, Tuscany-based woodworkers Samina Langholz and Andrea Brugi teach you how to make beautiful wood objects for the home. In these simple photographic steps, you will learn how to make a chopping board featuring a hand-carved "butterfly" – an old trick for stabilising a crack. This is a project that does not require complicated tools, and can be done easily in the home. Suitable for all levels of expertise – even the complete beginner – these simple and accessible step-by-step instructions are accompanied by stunning photography. Inspired by the rustic lifestyle of rural Italy and the unspoiled views of olive groves that surround them, Samina and Andrea make beautiful carpentry pieces inspiring you to recreate them in your own home.

This project is taken from the book Woodworking: Traditional Craft for Modern Living by Samina Langholzand Andrea Brugi, published by Jacqui Small (The Quarto Group).


Your Instructor


Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz
Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz

Andrea Brugi is a carpenter and wood artist living and working with his Danish wife Samina Langholz in Tuscany. Together, the couple make beautiful and unique pieces by hand – each signed and sold worldwide.


"I only do what the wood tells me to do. I never force a design on the wood. It is the wood that decides the shapes and the design, I just listen to it. Working with wood is so inspiring and each piece has to be treated with respect."

- Andrea Brugi

Your Course Outline


  Step 1: Choose Your Wood
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  Step 2: Cut the Board
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  Step 3: Sand the Edges
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  Step 4: Glue the handle
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  Step 5: Add a Butterfly (optional)
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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