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.
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.
Several years ago I made a two part video series on making a traditionally styled wooden spokeshave. Here are the details and plans for that spokeshave.
On today’s show, I discuss making curved cabinet doors, dealing with warped boards, combination planes, and tips for improving your hand sawing.
A panel gauge is a tool that no traditional workshop should be without. If you don’t use a table saw to rip your stock, you need a panel gauge.
On today’s show, I discuss keeping inset cabinet doors aligned, white pine for a workbench top, bevel up vs. bevel down smoothing planes, tongue and groove planes, and tips for working efficiently in a small shop.
Can you really have too many marking gauges?
Is one style of marking gauge better than another? Do you need more than one?
I have received quite a few requests to publish the list of fasteners that I discussed in episode numbers HTT018 and HTT019 of the podcast. So I’m listing everything out here for easy future reference.
On today’s show, I discuss using multiple tenons on wide table aprons, making cock beading with hand tools, workbench placement in the shop, edge jointing thick stock, and the pros and cons of the different types of hand planes.
While you may not be able to work really quickly in very dense, kiln dried hardwoods, there are some strategies you can employ to make the work a bit less physically demanding.
I’m happy to have been able to rescue these saws and give them a proper second home.