My most popular video on YouTube to date has been making the French style marking gauge. So here’s that original video for your enjoyment.
Part 2 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
Part 1 of a two part series on making a wooden bodied spokeshave from scratch.
My new video on how to make a panel gauge was just posted over on my YouTube channel. This gauge build will be included in the August 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Several years ago I made a two part video series on making a traditionally styled wooden spokeshave. Here are the details and plans for that spokeshave.
On today’s show, I discuss jointer and planer size, fixing problem with old saw handles, methods for cutting down an old saw, restoring wooden bench planes, and making your own tools.
At the end of the last post in this series, we were at a point where pretty much all of the difficult, finicky work was behind us. Now we come to the part of the process where we get to relax a little – the shaping of the handle and the final assembly.
Shaping of the blade and back are done. So now it’s time to start on the handle.
Most joinery saws have some kind of back, or spine, to stiffen the blade because the blades on these saws are typically quite thin and could easily buckle without some kind of support.
All saws need a blade, otherwise they have a hard time cutting wood. So that’s where our saw making process starts.
If you are willing to put in the time and effort required to build one, a premium hand saw is within your budget.
The simple scratch stock can be used to create some very dramatic effects.