HTT003 – Power Tools in the Hand Tool Shop

On today’s show, I discuss setting up a shooting board, good hand tool woods, when to stop and sharpen your tools, workbench top thickness, and what power tools make the most sense in a mostly hand tool shop.

From the Shop

  • Work continues on the reproduction candle box for a new class that I’m teaching this summer.
  • My coffin smother exploded.

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  • No feedback this week (come on folks, I want to hear from you!).

The Mailbox

  • Warren wants to know about setting up a shooting board and planes for shooting. I referenced my blog post on Making an Adjustable Shooting Board.
  • Thomas wants to know what woods are good for using hand tools. I referenced my blog post on Efficiency with Hand Tools – Choosing Wood.
  • William has trouble figuring out when to stop and sharpen his tools.
  • Joshua is building a workbench and has a question about top thickness.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is what power tools make the most sense for a mostly hand tool shop.

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