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.
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.