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

HTT038 – Fancy Frame & Panel

On today’s show, I discuss  laminating 2Xs for a workbench top, mixing shellac, linseed oil odor, replacement blades for Stanley hand planes, music in the workshop, and making elaborate frame & panel doors.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT037 – Working with Reclaimed Wood

On today’s show, I discuss  shoulder planes, sanding after hand planing, web frames and dust boards, when to use mechanical reinforcement in your joinery, and working with reclaimed lumber.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT035 – Sliding Dovetails

On today’s show, I discuss  paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.