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.
The final step in putting our vintage in-cannel gouge back to work is to re-grind and hone the bevel and back of the cutting edge.
I’m going to be restoring a 19th century in-cannel gouge to working order. So the first step is obviously to obtain a gouge.
I find these tools extremely useful in the work that I do and I think it’s really unfortunate that more people don’t use them.
In this video, I discuss reference faces and edges, combination planes, dado planes, and rabbet planes.
In this video, I discuss miter shooting boards, including the traditional donkey’s ear. I also discuss making a miter joint with spline by hand.
Out of all of the tools and appliances we use in our modern shops, none brings out the hoarder in all of us quite like the humble clamp.
My new video on how to make a panel gauge was just posted over on my YouTube channel. This gauge build will be included in the August 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.