Just about everyone who has ever used a hand saw has bent or kinked a saw in use at some point. Sometimes the bend springs back, and sometimes it doesn’t. However, bending a saw doesn’t necessarily relegate it to becoming scraper stock or wall art. In many, if not most cases, the saw can probably be straightened out again.
Milk paint is an easy finish to apply, and gives pieces a beautiful and lively color with lots of character. Here’s my method for mixing and applying it.
In the power tool world they’re called jigs. In the hand tool world, we call them appliances.
My shop is much different today than it was when I started making videos over 12 years ago. So today, I give you my shop tour from 2009, and some storage and organization ideas that I used back when I worked out of a much smaller space.
Wooden hand planes can be confusing to the new hand tool user because it isn’t very intuitive how to use them. In this video, I attempt to demystify the process.
Locks can be a bit tricky to install well on boxes and cases. They typically require multiple mortises of varying depths, and things don’t always line up quite right. Measuring can work, but I find it best to use the lock itself to lay everything out. Here’s how.
If you have an old saw that needs a new handle, you will have to transfer the location of the saw bolt holes from the saw blade to the new handle blank.
This is the introductory video to my Hand Saw Foundations course.
I have never really understood all of the hesitation that folks have learning to sharpen their own hand saws. It’s no more difficult than learning to sharpen a plane iron or a chisel. All it takes is a small investment in some simple, inexpensive tools and a few minutes of practice.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from June 2018. In this show, I talk about milk paint.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from October 2017. In this show, I talk about building vs. buying a workbench. Is building a workbench a rite of passage? Listen in for my thoughts!
I frequently get questions about hot hide glue. Contrary to what some would have us believe, hot hide glue is not complicated to use. In fact, it is actually very forgiving.