Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT006 – Motivation

On today’s show, I discuss set on hand saws, auger bits for softwoods and hardwoods, spring pole lathes, shopping for used tools, and staying motivated to work in the shop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT005 – Kids in the Workshop

On today’s show, I discuss scraping chisels, drawer slips, bits for boring into end grain, starting the cut with a hand saw, and working with kids in the shop.

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.