Grinding and honing a router plane blade can be a challenge, as it’s a freehand operation. A hollow grind is a huge aid in freehand honing.
Throughout my series of posts on milling lumber by hand, I used several different hand planes. Each of the planes that I used was chosen for the specific tasks that they excel at. The jack plane is the perfect size …
WARNING: If you are a sharpening purist or a flat back Nazi, stop reading this right now, go to your safe place, and watch a few cat videos. If you ignore this advice, understand that what you are about to read is guaranteed to trigger you in ways that you’ve never imagined. Continue at your own risk.
I use card scrapers a lot in my work. They’re not only extremely valuable for smoothing areas of difficult long grain, I also use them all the time for cleaning up and smoothing end grain as well. However, for a …
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from July 2018. In this show, I answer a question from a listener about restoring an old oil stone.
I have never really understood all of the hesitation that folks have learning to sharpen their own hand saws. It’s no more difficult than learning to sharpen a plane iron or a chisel. All it takes is a small investment in some simple, inexpensive tools and a few minutes of practice.
In today’s video I’ll show you how to camber a plane iron without a grinder.
In this video, I demonstrate using a high speed grinder to camber the cutting edge of a jack plane blade.
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.
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.
One of the questions most often asked by new woodworkers, and most often waffled on by experienced woodworkers in not HOW to sharpen but WHEN to sharpen.
The question of how much set to add to a hand saw is a common one for new saw sharpeners. Tooth set is a critical component to the performance of a hand saw. But how do you know if your saw has the proper amount of set?