Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT026 – Moving Your Shop

On today’s show, I discuss hand planing vs. sanding before finishing, shoulder planes, working with long stock, side hung drawers, and moving your shop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT020 – Wooden Planes vs. Metal Planes

On today’s show, I discuss using multiple tenons on wide table aprons, making cock beading with hand tools, workbench placement in the shop, edge jointing thick stock, and the pros and cons of the different types of hand planes.

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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

HTT015 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss removing paint splatters from saw handles, adding bolsters to shop made chisels, boiling your own linseed oil, high bevel angle blades in low bed angle planes, making serpentine front drawers, and sharpening cambered blades.