I don’t usually do this, but today I want to share what I wrote in my subscriber newsletter with everyone, because a lot has happened in the last few weeks.
On today’s show, I discuss set on hand saws, auger bits for softwoods and hardwoods, spring pole lathes, shopping for used tools, and staying motivated to work in the shop.
Jacks of all trades or masters of none?
On today’s show, I discuss scraping chisels, drawer slips, bits for boring into end grain, starting the cut with a hand saw, and working with kids in the shop.
Before committing too much time to a new wooden plane, I start simply by cleaning the plane and honing the iron to make sure it’s worth putting in additional work.
The date for my sliding lid candle box class has been set and registration has been opened.
Using a historical finishing technique to apply a fast, beautiful finish.
On today’s show, I discuss getting back to video podcasting, how flat boards really need to be, resaw frame saws, proportioning project parts, and pre-year 2000 resources for learning traditional woodworking.
Completing the construction of the candle box back and lid.
If you have ever wondered about the holding power of cut nails, wonder no more. Small cut finish nails hold much stronger than you think.
Starting construction on the box with the main joinery.
Have you ever wanted to learn how period drawers were built? Look at a sliding lid candle box.