On today’s show, I discuss keeping inset cabinet doors aligned, white pine for a workbench top, bevel up vs. bevel down smoothing planes, tongue and groove planes, and tips for working efficiently in a small shop.
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 keeping green wood green, marking tapered octagonal legs, when to throw in the towel and re-cut a miscut tenon, and efficiency with hand tools.
Jacks of all trades or masters of none?
What’s more important for today’s traditional woodworker, obtaining the end product, of the process of doing so?
To be efficient with hand tools, sometimes you have to change the way you think about the craft.
How does the joinery you choose to use to assemble your projects impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
How does the wood you choose to work with impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
What are the secrets to working more efficiently with hand tools?
If you still think hand tools are slow, I have some news for you – it’s not the tools.
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.
How fast can one actually work with hand tools?