Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT019 – Choosing & Using Wood Screws

On today’s show, I discuss working plywood with hand tools, making moldings with combination planes, strategies for working really hard woods with hand tools, getting started on a budget, and using screws in woodworking.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT012 – Making Your Own Hand Tools

On today’s show, I discuss jointer and planer size, fixing problem with old saw handles, methods for cutting down an old saw, restoring wooden bench planes, and making your own tools.

Planing end grain with a metal smooth plane.

Planing End Grain

Do you really need a plane with a low cutting angle to efficiently plane end grain?

Testing the "new" coffin smoother

Tuning a Wooden Hand Plane – Part 1

Before committing too much time to a new wooden plane, I start simply by cleaning the plane and honing the iron to make sure it’s worth putting in additional work.