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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.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT019 – Choosing & Using Wood Screws

On today’s show, I discuss working plywood with hand tools, making moldings with combination planes, strategies for working really hard woods with hand tools, getting started on a budget, and using screws in woodworking.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT016 – Are Hand Tools Really That Slow?

On today’s show, I discuss keeping green wood green, marking tapered octagonal legs, when to throw in the towel and re-cut a miscut tenon, and efficiency with hand tools.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT014 – Green Woodworking

On today’s show, I discuss smoothing end grain to long grain transitions, more on in-cannel gouges, rust control in humid shops, working end grain with hand tools, and getting started with green woodworking.