In the power tool world they’re called jigs. In the hand tool world, we call them appliances.
My shop is much different today than it was when I started making videos over 12 years ago. So today, I give you my shop tour from 2009, and some storage and organization ideas that I used back when I worked out of a much smaller space.
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.
Locks can be a bit tricky to install well on boxes and cases. They typically require multiple mortises of varying depths, and things don’t always line up quite right. Measuring can work, but I find it best to use the lock itself to lay everything out. Here’s how.
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.
This is the introductory video to my Hand Saw Foundations course.
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.
I have never really understood all of the hesitation that folks have learning to sharpen their own hand saws. It’s no more difficult than learning to sharpen a plane iron or a chisel. All it takes is a small investment in some simple, inexpensive tools and a few minutes of practice.
I’ve received a lot of requests for a tour of my new shop space over the last couple of years. I’ve finally gotten around to putting one together, so in today’s video, I take you on a tour of the new space.
I frequently get questions about hot hide glue. Contrary to what some would have us believe, hot hide glue is not complicated to use. In fact, it is actually very forgiving.