Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT040 – All About Shooting Boards

On today’s show, I discuss workbench vises, four squaring lumber with hand planes, insulating basement walls, preventing sagging bookshelves, and shooting boards and planes.

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HTT038 – Fancy Frame & Panel

On today’s show, I discuss  laminating 2Xs for a workbench top, mixing shellac, linseed oil odor, replacement blades for Stanley hand planes, music in the workshop, and making elaborate frame & panel doors.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT037 – Working with Reclaimed Wood

On today’s show, I discuss  shoulder planes, sanding after hand planing, web frames and dust boards, when to use mechanical reinforcement in your joinery, and working with reclaimed lumber.

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HTT036 – Starting a Woodworking Related Side Business

On today’s show, I discuss  jointing really long boards, making curved moldings by hand, using thinner lumber to make a thick workbench top, rounding the corners of plane irons, and starting a woodworking related side business.

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HTT035 – Sliding Dovetails

On today’s show, I discuss  paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.

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HTT034 – Proper Use of Reference Surfaces

On today’s show, I discuss  a method for ensuring that large workbench leg mortises are square, controlling rust on items that can’t be stored in a tool chest, saw wrests, and and proper use of reference surfaces.

Boring Straight with a Brace and Bit Using a Square

How to Bore Straight with a Brace & Bit

The more you use your brace and bit in different situations, and at different angles, the better you will get at boring straight by eye. Until you get there, here are a couple of aids you can use that will help you along as you practice.

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HTT033 – Sharpening Systems

On today’s show, I discuss  mouth opening on wooden planes, marking knives, leveling the bottoms of deep mortises, cambering a plane iron with a honing guide, and sharpening systems.