Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT051 – Projects: From Concept to Finish

On today’s show, I discuss making cabinet backs, my personal finish preferences, achieving full width shavings, natural finishing products, and taking a project from concept to final finish.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT050 – “Non-traditional” Projects

On today’s show, I discuss dovetail orientation for casework, making a mortise across the grain of a board, small smoothing planes, and “non-traditional” projects.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT049 – Shellac Basics

On today’s show, I discuss dovetail pin to tail ratio, leaving space for seasonal expansion between case back boards, and some basics on using shellac.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT048 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT044 – Hands Tools I Don’t Need

On today’s show, I discuss keeping table tops flat, scratch stocks, hollow grinding, dealing with changing grain direction, and hand tool that I just don’t need in my kit.