HTT016 – Are Hand Tools Really That Slow?

On today’s show, I discuss keeping green wood green, marking tapered octagonal legs, when to throw in the towel and re-cut a miscut tenon, and efficiency with hand tools.

From the Shop

  • Work continues on the log cabin so I’ve gotten no shop time over the last few weeks.

New Supporters

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  • Jim had some feedback on a recent article of mine that was recently published in Popular Woodworking Magazine.  See H.L. Chalfant for more information on the piece.
  • Aleksander had some feedback on methods for making serpentine front furniture.

The Mailbox

  • Chuck wants to know how to keep green wood green for future projects.
  • Scott is looking for help marking the tapers for octagonal tapered chair legs.
  • Bill is having trouble making flat tenon shoulders and wants to know if he should try to re-cut them.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is efficiency with hand tools.

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