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

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

HTT021 – Working In A Small Shop

On today’s show, I discuss keeping inset cabinet doors aligned, white pine for a workbench top, bevel up vs. bevel down smoothing planes, tongue and groove planes, and tips for working efficiently in a small shop.