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.
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.
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.
Sticking with the saw theme, in today’s video I’ll do a little simple saw doctoring.
I thought it might be fun to re-visit a video I made in 2010 on building a panel saw from a kit.
I recently built myself a couple of continental European style frame saws, also called bow saws. Rather than making my typical style video where I do lots of talking and explaining, I decided to just let the camera roll while I shut up and worked. So enjoy the silence.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from August 2017. In this show, I talk about the pros and cons of wooden and metal hand planes.
When hand made moldings are discussed, molding planes are typically the first tool that comes to mind. However, the scratch stock or beader is a simple tool that can be commercially made or shop made and can make beautiful, simple decorative elements with little expense.
In this video I clean, set up, and test out a Stanley No 39 dado plane.
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.
In today’s video, I discuss my method for tuning up and using a dado plane.