Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT031 – Four Woodworking Myths

On today’s show, I discuss workbenches, butterfly keys, setting up a dado plane, chopping mortises square to the edge of the stock, and four common woodworking myths.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT030 – Scratch Stocks

On today’s show, I discuss two-piece chip breakers, smoothing plane setup for controlling tearout, when to use haunched tenons, troubleshooting a smoothing plane, and scratch stocks.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT029 – Revisiting Old Projects

On today’s show, I discuss pins first dovetail layout, fishtail chisels, setting up a toothing plane, miter boxes, beginner projects, and lessons learned from revisiting old projects.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT028 – Just Questions

On today’s show, I discuss planing the edges of thin stock, dado planes, replacing the blade and chipbreaker in a transitional plane, woods, glues and finishes for outdoor projects, and dealing with wood movement woes.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT027 – Experimental Archaeology

On today’s show, I discuss finishing both sides of a board, book matching veneer, cooper’s jointer planes, workbench designs, pins vs. tails, hand tool jigs, boring straight with a brace and bit, and experimenting with historical practices in your shop.

How to Make a Panel Gauge

How to Make a Panel Marking Gauge

My new video on how to make a panel gauge was just posted over on my YouTube channel. This gauge build will be included in the August 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT026 – Moving Your Shop

On today’s show, I discuss hand planing vs. sanding before finishing, shoulder planes, working with long stock, side hung drawers, and moving your shop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT025 – Hammer Veneering Basics

On today’s show, I discuss multiple irons for a try/jointer plane, clarifications on the fore plane, tips for planing square board edges, building a stand alone shop, and hammer veneering.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT024 – Light It Up

On today’s show, I discuss wood choices for tool boxes, traditional joinery methods for joining the corners of casework, dovetailing the corners of a box with angled sides, and lighting in the workshop.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT023 – What’s In A Name?

On today’s show, I discuss tools for working with green wood, spring joints, cambering plane irons without a grinder, and the traditional names and setups for the bench planes.