Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

Update on Audio Podcast Files

The audio podcast archive has been updated and should be available through all of the regular channels, and right here on the site.

Setting Saw Teeth

How Much Set Should Your Hand Saw Have?

The question of how much set to add to a hand saw is a common one for new saw sharpeners. Tooth set is a critical component to the performance of a hand saw. But how do you know if your saw has the proper amount of set?

Clenching (or Clinching) Cut Nails

Contrary to what many of the woodworking books and magazines would have us all believe, not all of the furniture and cabinetry of old was built using dovetails and mortise and tenon joinery.

The Best Way to Clean a Shellac Brush

One inconvenience with a solvent based finish like shellac is getting the brushes used to apply it thoroughly clean when you’re done. However, there is a very simple solution to this little conundrum.