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.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from September 2017. In this show, I talk about photographing your work.
I’m not a big fan of shiny hardware. So, most of the time, I don’t use hardware as it comes right out of the package if it is shiny and bright.
The cabinet door I’m making features some carved Gothic tracery. So in this video I show how I designed and carved these elements.
When you need to clamp something that’s 5′ wide, and your longest clamp has a capacity of 4′, you’re faced with a bit of a dilemma. But there are solutions other than buying longer clamps.