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.
On today’s show, I discuss setting up a cabinet scraper, sapwood vs. heartwood, attaching handles to thin case sides, slop in bench plane adjusters, and learning from poor furniture designs.
On today’s show, I discuss hand saw handle size, inexpensive hand tool friendly woods, hiding a rabbet or groove in the bottom of a dovetailed box, replacing marking gauge pins, and hand tools that I wouldn’t be without in my kit.
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 shoulder planes, sanding after hand planing, web frames and dust boards, when to use mechanical reinforcement in your joinery, and working with reclaimed lumber.
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 planing the edges of thin stock, dado planes, replacing the blade and chipbreaker in a transitional plane, woods, glues and finishes for outdoor projects, and dealing with wood movement woes.
On today’s show, I discuss hand planing vs. sanding before finishing, shoulder planes, working with long stock, side hung drawers, and moving your shop.
On today’s show, I discuss wood choices for tool boxes, traditional joinery methods for joining the corners of casework, dovetailing the corners of a box with angled sides, and lighting in the workshop.
On today’s show, I discuss making curved cabinet doors, dealing with warped boards, combination planes, and tips for improving your hand sawing.
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.
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.