Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT054 – What Can You Learn from Bad Design?

On today’s show, I discuss setting up a cabinet scraper, sapwood vs. heartwood, attaching handles to thin case sides, slop in bench plane adjusters, and learning from poor furniture designs.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT045 – The Hand Tools I Wouldn’t Be Without

On today’s show, I discuss hand saw handle size, inexpensive hand tool friendly woods, hiding a rabbet or groove in the bottom of a dovetailed box, replacing marking gauge pins, and hand tools that I wouldn’t be without in my kit.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT044 – Hands Tools I Don’t Need

On today’s show, I discuss keeping table tops flat, scratch stocks, hollow grinding, dealing with changing grain direction, and hand tool that I just don’t need in my kit.

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.

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.