Last time, I finished up the construction of the saw. Now all that’s left to do is to file in the teeth.
On today’s show, I discuss intermediate projects, workbench designs, cutting up wide lumber, sharpening saws for different woods, and getting started with carving.
On today’s show, I discuss setting up a shooting board, good hand tool woods, when to stop and sharpen your tools, workbench top thickness, and what power tools make the most sense in a mostly hand tool shop.
The podcast is back! On today’s show, I discuss how long it takes to complete tasks by hand, modern substitutes for period woodworking tools, the care and feeding of in-cannel gouges, and the nuances of sharpening hand saws.
Some old texts would have you believe that gimlet bits cannot be sharpened. However, this is not the case.
Auger bits had several advantages over center bits and shell bits, so it comes as no surprise that auger bits came to replace the older style bits. Here’s how to sharpen the most common bit found in today’s hand tool kits.
Whether you use a wooden block or a commercial version is a personal decision, but some kind of guide is definitely a big help when sharpening saws.
A properly sharpened center bit should bore a clean hole with no chipping around the edge. Here’s how to get there when your bits don’t.