Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT034 – Proper Use of Reference Surfaces

On today’s show, I discuss  a method for ensuring that large workbench leg mortises are square, controlling rust on items that can’t be stored in a tool chest, saw wrests, and and proper use of reference surfaces.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT033 – Sharpening Systems

On today’s show, I discuss  mouth opening on wooden planes, marking knives, leveling the bottoms of deep mortises, cambering a plane iron with a honing guide, and sharpening systems.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT031 – Four Woodworking Myths

On today’s show, I discuss workbenches, butterfly keys, setting up a dado plane, chopping mortises square to the edge of the stock, and four common woodworking myths.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT030 – Scratch Stocks

On today’s show, I discuss two-piece chip breakers, smoothing plane setup for controlling tearout, when to use haunched tenons, troubleshooting a smoothing plane, and scratch stocks.