The podcast is back! On today’s show, I discuss how long it takes to complete tasks by hand, modern substitutes for period woodworking tools, the care and feeding of in-cannel gouges, and the nuances of sharpening hand saws.
How fast can one actually work with hand tools?
The simple scratch stock can be used to create some very dramatic effects.
Should you make room for a scrub plane in your tool kit?
Try these tips for sizing a saw to your frame and I’m confident you’ll find the perfect saw for you.
How many hand saws does one really need?
Cutting curves efficiently by hand requires still another saw…or maybe several.
If you’re going to cut joinery by hand, you should really have the right saw for the job.
Having the right saw for the job can make the task much easier. But which saw do you need?
Almost any longer length hand plane can be used as either a try plane or a jointer plane. It all comes down to how you set up the iron.
Woodworking books and videos are wonderful resources. But hands on time with your tools and a few boards will teach you more than any book or video ever will.
Building a shooting board with an adjustable fence.