Contrary to common belief, re-toothing a saw isn’t difficult at all, and doesn’t require any fancy expensive equipment. All it takes is a mil file, a tapered saw file (or two) and a little patience.
My most popular video on YouTube to date has been making the French style marking gauge. So here’s that original video for your enjoyment.
Part 2 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
Part 1 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
I’ve received inquiries from multiple readers regarding my version of the Roubo frame saw. Specifically where I got the parts from and how they could make their own. Here are some options from finished saw to completely DIY.
If a bandsaw is not available and you need to resaw a board into a thinner dimension, are there ways to do it by hand? Of course there are!
Most historical texts don’t have much to say about the process of resawing, or the tools that would have been used in the joiner’s or cabinetmaker’s shop to perform this task. This usually begs the question, “How did they do it?” However, before we address the question of how they did it, we should first understand IF they did it.
So if you’re not a user of social media, specifically Instagram, you might be wondering what happened to me. Rest assured that I’m alive and well.
I have some upcoming projects that I need to prepare for and so I’m selling some of my surplus tools to make room for and fund these projects.
One of the questions most often asked by new woodworkers, and most often waffled on by experienced woodworkers in not HOW to sharpen but WHEN to sharpen.
The question of how much set to add to a hand saw is a common one for new saw sharpeners. Tooth set is a critical component to the performance of a hand saw. But how do you know if your saw has the proper amount of set?
In addition to the recent series of blog posts that I did on restoring an in-cannel gouge, I also made a video of the process.