I’m not a big fan of shiny hardware. So, most of the time, I don’t use hardware as it comes right out of the package if it is shiny and bright.
The cabinet door I’m making features some carved Gothic tracery. So in this video I show how I designed and carved these elements.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from August 2017. In this show, I talk about the pros and cons of wooden and metal hand planes.
As work continues on the cupboard I’m building, I need to make the back boards. These will be joined with tongue and groove joinery. So in this video I show how to use a tongue and groove plane to make this joint.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from July 2017. In this show, I talk about finding woodworking inspiration in unexpected places.
When hand made moldings are discussed, molding planes are typically the first tool that comes to mind. However, the scratch stock or beader is a simple tool that can be commercially made or shop made and can make beautiful, simple decorative elements with little expense.
I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to joinery for furniture. I learned to make furniture the old way, using traditional joinery, like mortise & tenon, dovetails, dados, etc. So it was with some hesitation that I approached the joinery in two of my most recent projects.
Today, we have the Patron Extra podcast from June 2017. In this show, I talk about some non-traditional woodworking projects to expand your horizons.
When you need to clamp something that’s 5′ wide, and your longest clamp has a capacity of 4′, you’re faced with a bit of a dilemma. But there are solutions other than buying longer clamps.
Today, I offer up the Patron Extra podcast from April 2017. In this show, I talk about some ways that you can get out of your comfort zone and take your woodworking to the next level.
Orientation marks are not the same thing as reference marks, which are used to identify a flat, straight, and square face, edge and corner. So today, I want to go over the reference marks.
Some additional thoughts and perspective on reference marks and layout from reader Willard “Bill” Anderson and myself.