HTT019 – Choosing & Using Wood Screws

On today’s show, I discuss working plywood with hand tools, making moldings with combination planes, strategies for working really hard woods with hand tools, getting started on a budget, and using screws in woodworking.

From the Shop

  • I started a new project but don’t want to say too much about it yet.
  • We installed the lower flight of stairs in the cabin.
  • I’ve been posting cabin progress pictures on Instagram


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Listener Questions

  • Tom is unsure how to go about making a mortise in plywood with hand tools.
  • Scott is looking for thoughts on making moldings with a combination plane.
  • Andy wants some suggestions on strategies for working kiln dried white oak with hand tools.
  • Ola is new to woodworking and needs to get started on a budget.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic was suggested by patron Bill Elliott. Bill wants to know about strategies on the use of wood screws.

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