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

HTT048 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

Improve Your Turning – Try a Pole Lathe

Even if you have no intention or desire to regularly work on a pole lathe, I encourage you to at least try one out for a bit. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the improvement you see in your electric lathe work.

March 2019 Patron Q&A Video

In this video, I discuss using a frame saw for resawing, and planing the end grain of thick hardwood pieces.