Part 2 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
Part 1 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
One of the questions most often asked by new woodworkers, and most often waffled on by experienced woodworkers in not HOW to sharpen but WHEN to sharpen.
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?
In addition to the recent series of blog posts that I did on restoring an in-cannel gouge, I also made a video of the process.
In this video, I discuss reference faces and edges, combination planes, dado planes, and rabbet planes.
In this video, I discuss miter shooting boards, including the traditional donkey’s ear. I also discuss making a miter joint with spline by hand.
My new video on how to make a panel gauge was just posted over on my YouTube channel. This gauge build will be included in the August 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
About 6 years ago, I spent a couple of months putting together a set of straight sided firmer chisels for my period tool kit. I sold that set of chisels last year, but I still have a few more that need some new handles.
Just one more use for blue (or in this case green) tape.
When the lever cap is properly set, the blade should not move during normal planing, but should be able to be adjusted without having to loosen the lever cap.
Try these tips for sizing a saw to your frame and I’m confident you’ll find the perfect saw for you.