Setting Saw Teeth

How Much Set Should Your Hand Saw Have?

The question of how much set to add to a hand saw is a common one for new saw sharpeners. Tooth set is a critical component to the performance of a hand saw. But how do you know if your saw has the proper amount of set?

The Best Way to Clean a Shellac Brush

One inconvenience with a solvent based finish like shellac is getting the brushes used to apply it thoroughly clean when you’re done. However, there is a very simple solution to this little conundrum.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT054 – What Can You Learn from Bad Design?

On today’s show, I discuss setting up a cabinet scraper, sapwood vs. heartwood, attaching handles to thin case sides, slop in bench plane adjusters, and learning from poor furniture designs.