Flawless skin cannot make up for poor bone structure.
Do you really need a plane with a low cutting angle to efficiently plane end grain?
Using a historical finishing technique to apply a fast, beautiful finish.
If you have ever wondered about the holding power of cut nails, wonder no more. Small cut finish nails hold much stronger than you think.
When the lever cap is properly set, the blade should not move during normal planing, but should be able to be adjusted without having to loosen the lever cap.
How does the wood you choose to work with impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
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?
Some old texts would have you believe that gimlet bits cannot be sharpened. However, this is not the case.
Auger bits had several advantages over center bits and shell bits, so it comes as no surprise that auger bits came to replace the older style bits. Here’s how to sharpen the most common bit found in today’s hand tool kits.
Whether you use a wooden block or a commercial version is a personal decision, but some kind of guide is definitely a big help when sharpening saws.
A properly sharpened center bit should bore a clean hole with no chipping around the edge. Here’s how to get there when your bits don’t.