Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT030 – Scratch Stocks

On today’s show, I discuss two-piece chip breakers, smoothing plane setup for controlling tearout, when to use haunched tenons, troubleshooting a smoothing plane, and scratch stocks.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT025 – Hammer Veneering Basics

On today’s show, I discuss multiple irons for a try/jointer plane, clarifications on the fore plane, tips for planing square board edges, building a stand alone shop, and hammer veneering.

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

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.

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.