I’m not a big fan of shiny hardware. So, most of the time, I don’t use hardware as it comes right out of the package if it is shiny and bright.
The cabinet door I’m making features some carved Gothic tracery. So in this video I show how I designed and carved these elements.
As work continues on the cupboard I’m building, I need to make the back boards. These will be joined with tongue and groove joinery. So in this video I show how to use a tongue and groove plane to make this joint.
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.
When you need to clamp something that’s 5′ wide, and your longest clamp has a capacity of 4′, you’re faced with a bit of a dilemma. But there are solutions other than buying longer clamps.
When working by hand, minor inconsistencies in thickness or parallelism between faces or edges can cause major problems with joinery if the reference face and edge are ignored.
In this video I clean, set up, and test out a Stanley No 39 dado plane.
In today’s video I’ll show you how to camber a plane iron without a grinder.
In this video, I demonstrate using a high speed grinder to camber the cutting edge of a jack plane blade.
In this video I’m making a simple waist molding that serves to draw the eye upwards from the floor and transition from a lower case to an upper case.
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.