working maple

Working with Very Hard Woods by Hand

While you may not be able to work really quickly in very dense, kiln dried hardwoods, there are some strategies you can employ to make the work a bit less physically demanding.

Hand Tools & Techniques Podcast

HTT016 – Are Hand Tools Really That Slow?

On today’s show, I discuss keeping green wood green, marking tapered octagonal legs, when to throw in the towel and re-cut a miscut tenon, and efficiency with hand tools.

Planing a face frame flush

Product or Process?

What’s more important for today’s traditional woodworker, obtaining the end product, of the process of doing so?