In this video I’m making a simple waist molding that serves to draw the eye upwards from the floor and transition from a lower case to an upper case.
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.
On today’s show, I discuss how oversized to rough mill your stock, making curved moldings, and lathes and turning for furniture.
On today’s show, I discuss keeping table tops flat, scratch stocks, hollow grinding, dealing with changing grain direction, and hand tool that I just don’t need in my kit.
On today’s show, I discuss jointing really long boards, making curved moldings by hand, using thinner lumber to make a thick workbench top, rounding the corners of plane irons, and starting a woodworking related side business.
On today’s show, I discuss paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.
On today’s show, I discuss two-piece chip breakers, smoothing plane setup for controlling tearout, when to use haunched tenons, troubleshooting a smoothing plane, and scratch stocks.
On today’s show, I discuss using multiple tenons on wide table aprons, making cock beading with hand tools, workbench placement in the shop, edge jointing thick stock, and the pros and cons of the different types of hand planes.
On today’s show, I discuss working plywood with hand tools, making moldings with combination planes, strategies for working really hard woods with hand tools, getting started on a budget, and using screws in woodworking.
On today’s show, I discuss sharpening angles, straightening a kinked hand saw, making large mortises for workbench legs, and getting started with molding planes.
The simple scratch stock can be used to create some very dramatic effects.