Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT024 – Light It Up

On today’s show, I discuss wood choices for tool boxes, traditional joinery methods for joining the corners of casework, dovetailing the corners of a box with angled sides, and lighting in the workshop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT023 – What’s In A Name?

On today’s show, I discuss tools for working with green wood, spring joints, cambering plane irons without a grinder, and the traditional names and setups for the bench planes.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT022 – Improving you Hand Sawing

On today’s show, I discuss making curved cabinet doors, dealing with warped boards, combination planes, and tips for improving your hand sawing.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT021 – Working In A Small Shop

On today’s show, I discuss keeping inset cabinet doors aligned, white pine for a workbench top, bevel up vs. bevel down smoothing planes, tongue and groove planes, and tips for working efficiently in a small shop.

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Working with Very Hard Woods by Hand

While you may not be able to work really quickly in very dense, kiln dried hardwoods, there are some strategies you can employ to make the work a bit less physically demanding.