If a bandsaw is not available and you need to resaw a board into a thinner dimension, are there ways to do it by hand? Of course there are!
Most historical texts don’t have much to say about the process of resawing, or the tools that would have been used in the joiner’s or cabinetmaker’s shop to perform this task. This usually begs the question, “How did they do it?” However, before we address the question of how they did it, we should first understand IF they did it.
Frequent visitors to the site (is anyone actually a frequent visitor?) have probably seen an unexpected page upon visiting brfinewoodworking.com over the last week or so. That’s because I’ve decided to do some housekeeping and make some changes to things around here.
So if you’re not a user of social media, specifically Instagram, you might be wondering what happened to me. Rest assured that I’m alive and well.
I have some upcoming projects that I need to prepare for and so I’m selling some of my surplus tools to make room for and fund these projects.
One of the questions most often asked by new woodworkers, and most often waffled on by experienced woodworkers in not HOW to sharpen but WHEN to sharpen.
The audio podcast archive has been updated and should be available through all of the regular channels, and right here on the site.
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?
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.
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.
In addition to the recent series of blog posts that I did on restoring an in-cannel gouge, I also made a video of the process.
Due to the limitations of recording the last podcast on my phone – the recording app has a time limit, and I talk too much – I wasn’t really able to go into a lot of detail about my reasons for ending the podcast and what the plans are for the future. I’m sorry for that. But I’m hoping that this post will shed some light on some of the questions you might have after listening to the last episode.