Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT048 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

Improve Your Turning – Try a Pole Lathe

Even if you have no intention or desire to regularly work on a pole lathe, I encourage you to at least try one out for a bit. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the improvement you see in your electric lathe work.

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HTT046 – Work Holding

On today’s show, I discuss extending the working time of hot hide glue, using the “ruler trick” for plane irons, frame saws, and work holding.

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HTT045 – The Hand Tools I Wouldn’t Be Without

On today’s show, I discuss hand saw handle size, inexpensive hand tool friendly woods, hiding a rabbet or groove in the bottom of a dovetailed box, replacing marking gauge pins, and hand tools that I wouldn’t be without in my kit.

February 2019 Patron Q&A Video

In this video, I discuss drawboring a mortise & tenon, work holding for planing small stock, and hand sawing and planing veneer.

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HTT044 – Hands Tools I Don’t Need

On today’s show, I discuss keeping table tops flat, scratch stocks, hollow grinding, dealing with changing grain direction, and hand tool that I just don’t need in my kit.

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HTT043 – Basics of Design

On today’s show, I discuss woodworking in a small corner of the house/apartment, old woodworking books, auger bit lead screw pitch, and the basics of designing your own projects.

January 2019 Patron Q&A Video

The very first Patron Q&A video has been posted to my YouTube channel. In it, I answer questions like “How flat is flat enough?”, “What angle do you hone a mortise chisel?”, and I talk about options for saw filing vises.

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HTT042 – Scrapers

On today’s show, I discuss turning saw blades, hybrid filed saw teeth, managing glue in cold weather, auger bit cutter angles, and card scrapers.

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HTT041 – Talking Dovetails

On today’s show, I discuss making a flag case, maintaining a wax finish, saw vises, non-yellowing finishes, and dovetailing details.