Basic leather work is actually not that difficult or expensive to do. So let’s make a dovetail saw case.
What’s more important for today’s traditional woodworker, obtaining the end product, of the process of doing so?
On today’s show, I discuss hiding grooves in dovetailed drawers, building a period style overlay drawer with a thumbnail molding, black stains on wood, modifying basic joinery for special situations, and starting out with hand tools on a limited budget.
To be efficient with hand tools, sometimes you have to change the way you think about the craft.
How does the joinery you choose to use to assemble your projects impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
How does the wood you choose to work with impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
What are the secrets to working more efficiently with hand tools?
If you still think hand tools are slow, I have some news for you – it’s not the tools.
The podcast is back! On today’s show, I discuss how long it takes to complete tasks by hand, modern substitutes for period woodworking tools, the care and feeding of in-cannel gouges, and the nuances of sharpening hand saws.
How fast can one actually work with hand tools?
The simple scratch stock can be used to create some very dramatic effects.
Should you make room for a scrub plane in your tool kit?