To make grooves, rabbets, and dados quickly and precisely, I call on specialized planes designed just for the purpose.
The mortise and tenon is one of the strongest joints in woodworking and is used extensively in projects like tables, cabinet doors, and chairs. In this video, I detail the method that I use for cutting the tenon half of this fundamental joint.
The mortise and tenon is one of the strongest joints in woodworking and is used extensively in projects like tables, cabinet doors, and chairs. In this video, I detail the method that I use for chopping the mortise half of this fundamental joint.
In today’s video, I discuss my method for tuning up and using a dado plane.
In the spirit of encouraging and enabling the use of joinery planes in the home shop, today’s video goes over tuning up and using an un-fenced rabbet plane.
In this Q&A video, I talk shaving horses, when to stop and sharpen your tools, and a bit about primary and secondary woods for your projects.
No self respecting hand saw is complete without a proper nib.
Contrary to common belief, re-toothing a saw isn’t difficult at all, and doesn’t require any fancy expensive equipment. All it takes is a mil file, a tapered saw file (or two) and a little patience.
Mitered frames can be a challenge to build without specialized equipment. Even without the specialized miter trimming machines that are used by professional picture framers, the home woodworker can still make frames using a few simple common workshop appliances and techniques.
My most popular video on YouTube to date has been making the French style marking gauge. So here’s that original video for your enjoyment.
One of my subscribers asked a question about making compound angled dovetails. These are actually just as easy to saw out as dovetails on square corners. The difficulty is in laying out and making the compound angled butt joint that is necessary to make before laying out the dovetails. In this video I go over the process for laying out the compound angled butt joint and then cutting the subsequent dovetails.
I just finished building a Welsh style stick chair, but when assembling the arm and spindles to the seat, a small crack opened up in the arm. Here’s a cool trick for repairing these small cracks when a glue brush or syringe won’t fit.