Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT049 – Shellac Basics

On today’s show, I discuss dovetail pin to tail ratio, leaving space for seasonal expansion between case back boards, and some basics on using shellac.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT048 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT046 – Work Holding

On today’s show, I discuss extending the working time of hot hide glue, using the “ruler trick” for plane irons, frame saws, and work holding.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT045 – The Hand Tools I Wouldn’t Be Without

On today’s show, I discuss hand saw handle size, inexpensive hand tool friendly woods, hiding a rabbet or groove in the bottom of a dovetailed box, replacing marking gauge pins, and hand tools that I wouldn’t be without in my kit.