HTT031 – Four Woodworking Myths

On today’s show, I discuss workbenches, butterfly keys, setting up a dado plane, chopping mortises square to the edge of the stock, and four common woodworking myths.


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  • Don had great success improving his hand sawing after listening to the podcast on sawing straight.
  • Jonathan had some feedback on the Millers Falls two-piece lever cap (not chipbreaker) that was discussed in Episode 30.

Listener Questions

  • Sean is having trouble choosing between a traditional English bench, and a traditional continental European bench with a shoulder vise.
  • Hugo has some questions about butterfly keys.
  • Brian is looking for some tips on setting up a dado plane.
  • Dave is having trouble chopping his mortises square to the edge of the stock.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is busting four common woodworking myths.

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  1. Thank you for the comment/précision on the Miller Falls chip breaker. I also thought that there was some precision’s needed. Nonetheless , thank you to both of you . Really appreciate it.

    Cheers to all!

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