Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT043 – Basics of Design

On today’s show, I discuss woodworking in a small corner of the house/apartment, old woodworking books, auger bit lead screw pitch, and the basics of designing your own projects.

Boring Straight with a Brace and Bit Using a Square

How to Bore Straight with a Brace & Bit

The more you use your brace and bit in different situations, and at different angles, the better you will get at boring straight by eye. Until you get there, here are a couple of aids you can use that will help you along as you practice.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT027 – Experimental Archaeology

On today’s show, I discuss finishing both sides of a board, book matching veneer, cooper’s jointer planes, workbench designs, pins vs. tails, hand tool jigs, boring straight with a brace and bit, and experimenting with historical practices in your shop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT010 – Using Hide Glue

On today’s show, I discuss outdoor finishes, auger bit lead screws, re-sawing by hand, more on hand tool storage, and using hide glue.