HTT013 – What’s on the Woodworking Bookshelf?

On today’s show, I discuss cabinetmaker’s screwdrivers, rub joints, fishtail vs. skew chisels, portable workbenches, and my favorite woodworking books.

From the Shop

  • I haven’t been in the shop since the last show because I’ve been working on the cabin.

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The Mailbox

  • Rush wants to know why cabinetmaker’s screwdrivers have fat tapered tips.
  • Jonathon is looking for information on making a rub joint with liquid hide glue.
  • Damien wants to know the benefits of a fishtail chisel as opposed to a pair of skew chisels.
  • Gregory is building a portable workbench and is looking for some advice.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is favorite books from my woodworking book collection.

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One Comment

  1. Great podcast as usual Bob.
    As a Professional Gunsmith for over 30 years I can’t count the number of times I have ground then filed a screwdriver to fit a screw I needed to either remove or reinstall. Parallel sides are paramount especially when I am working on a $100,000.00 shotgun. When I finish it is imperative that nobody can tell I have removed or replaced the screws!
    The sawhorse workbench I feel would work only if it is attached to the wall for rigidity and support. I do like the idea though of attaching the saw horses to a 4×8 sheet of plywood and use the body for weight and support.

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