Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT027 – Experimental Archaeology

On today’s show, I discuss finishing both sides of a board, book matching veneer, cooper’s jointer planes, workbench designs, pins vs. tails, hand tool jigs, boring straight with a brace and bit, and experimenting with historical practices in your shop.

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

HTT024 – Light It Up

On today’s show, I discuss wood choices for tool boxes, traditional joinery methods for joining the corners of casework, dovetailing the corners of a box with angled sides, and lighting in the workshop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT023 – What’s In A Name?

On today’s show, I discuss tools for working with green wood, spring joints, cambering plane irons without a grinder, and the traditional names and setups for the bench planes.