Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT043 – Basics of Design

On today’s show, I discuss woodworking in a small corner of the house/apartment, old woodworking books, auger bit lead screw pitch, and the basics of designing your own projects.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT042 – Scrapers

On today’s show, I discuss turning saw blades, hybrid filed saw teeth, managing glue in cold weather, auger bit cutter angles, and card scrapers.

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.

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Sharpening Auger Bits

Auger bits had several advantages over center bits and shell bits, so it comes as no surprise that auger bits came to replace the older style bits. Here’s how to sharpen the most common bit found in today’s hand tool kits.