Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT051 – Projects: From Concept to Finish

On today’s show, I discuss making cabinet backs, my personal finish preferences, achieving full width shavings, natural finishing products, and taking a project from concept to final finish.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT035 – Sliding Dovetails

On today’s show, I discuss  paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT028 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss planing the edges of thin stock, dado planes, replacing the blade and chipbreaker in a transitional plane, woods, glues and finishes for outdoor projects, and dealing with wood movement woes.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT026 – Moving Your Shop

On today’s show, I discuss hand planing vs. sanding before finishing, shoulder planes, working with long stock, side hung drawers, and moving your shop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT025 – Hammer Veneering Basics

On today’s show, I discuss multiple irons for a try/jointer plane, clarifications on the fore plane, tips for planing square board edges, building a stand alone shop, and hammer veneering.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT014 – Green Woodworking

On today’s show, I discuss smoothing end grain to long grain transitions, more on in-cannel gouges, rust control in humid shops, working end grain with hand tools, and getting started with green woodworking.

Planing end grain with a metal smooth plane.

Planing End Grain

Do you really need a plane with a low cutting angle to efficiently plane end grain?