Since we moved into our new cabin in December, I’ve slowly been going through my boxes of “stuff” and trying to organize my new shop space and get rid of things that I don’t need or can’t/won’t use. To that end, here are a few items that you might be interested in.
You can never have too many squares in the shop, and wooden ones are super easy to make, in any size you need, even if you don’t already have a square.
In today’s video, I’ll show you how I make my improved version of the French marking gauge.
To make grooves, rabbets, and dados quickly and precisely, I call on specialized planes designed just for the purpose.
The mortise and tenon is one of the strongest joints in woodworking and is used extensively in projects like tables, cabinet doors, and chairs. In this video, I detail the method that I use for cutting the tenon half of this fundamental joint.
The mortise and tenon is one of the strongest joints in woodworking and is used extensively in projects like tables, cabinet doors, and chairs. In this video, I detail the method that I use for chopping the mortise half of this fundamental joint.
In today’s video, I discuss my method for tuning up and using a dado plane.
In the spirit of encouraging and enabling the use of joinery planes in the home shop, today’s video goes over tuning up and using an un-fenced rabbet plane.
In this Q&A video, I talk shaving horses, when to stop and sharpen your tools, and a bit about primary and secondary woods for your projects.
No self respecting hand saw is complete without a proper nib.
Contrary to common belief, re-toothing a saw isn’t difficult at all, and doesn’t require any fancy expensive equipment. All it takes is a mil file, a tapered saw file (or two) and a little patience.
Mitered frames can be a challenge to build without specialized equipment. Even without the specialized miter trimming machines that are used by professional picture framers, the home woodworker can still make frames using a few simple common workshop appliances and techniques.