I use card scrapers a lot in my work. They’re not only extremely valuable for smoothing areas of difficult long grain, I also use them all the time for cleaning up and smoothing end grain as well. However, for a …
I’m working on a project that I’m assembling with tapered sliding dovetails. So in this video I discuss the method that I’ve settled on for making this uncommon form of joinery.
These days, frameless cabinets are all the rage, but in my opinion, frameless cabinets are too industrial looking. I like face frames and inset drawers and doors.
I thought the cabinet box was done, but I was wrong.
Better materials make for better cabinet boxes.
I’m happy to say that the Hand Saw Foundations course is now 100% finished.
A lot of folks have asked to see the kitchen that we’ve been building in the new cabin. I’ve hesitated because the kitchen is far from done, and may yet be in progress for some time. But as I’m beginning to work on another new cabinet, I thought maybe some folks would like to see the process that I’m using to build them.
Just about everyone who has ever used a hand saw has bent or kinked a saw in use at some point. Sometimes the bend springs back, and sometimes it doesn’t. However, bending a saw doesn’t necessarily relegate it to becoming scraper stock or wall art. In many, if not most cases, the saw can probably be straightened out again.
Milk paint is an easy finish to apply, and gives pieces a beautiful and lively color with lots of character. Here’s my method for mixing and applying it.
In the power tool world they’re called jigs. In the hand tool world, we call them appliances.
My shop is much different today than it was when I started making videos over 12 years ago. So today, I give you my shop tour from 2009, and some storage and organization ideas that I used back when I worked out of a much smaller space.
Wooden hand planes can be confusing to the new hand tool user because it isn’t very intuitive how to use them. In this video, I attempt to demystify the process.