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.
Several years ago I made a two part video series on making a traditionally styled wooden spokeshave. Here are the details and plans for that spokeshave.
A panel gauge is a tool that no traditional workshop should be without. If you don’t use a table saw to rip your stock, you need a panel gauge.
Can you really have too many marking gauges?
Is one style of marking gauge better than another? Do you need more than one?
I’m happy to have been able to rescue these saws and give them a proper second home.
About 6 years ago, I spent a couple of months putting together a set of straight sided firmer chisels for my period tool kit. I sold that set of chisels last year, but I still have a few more that need some new handles.