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.
I’m going to be restoring a 19th century in-cannel gouge to working order. So the first step is obviously to obtain a gouge.
I find these tools extremely useful in the work that I do and I think it’s really unfortunate that more people don’t use them.
On today’s show, I discuss how oversized to rough mill your stock, making curved moldings, and lathes and turning for furniture.
In this video, I discuss reference faces and edges, combination planes, dado planes, and rabbet planes.
It is often said that the true mark of a master is that they can repair and hide their mistakes in such a way that they are invisible to the observer. I tend to disagree with this cliché.
On today’s show, I discuss holding small stock for plowing grooves, long planes with narrow irons, frame saw vs. bandsaw for resawing, flattening wooden hand planes, and hand saws for sawing curves.
On today’s show, I discuss making cabinet backs, my personal finish preferences, achieving full width shavings, natural finishing products, and taking a project from concept to final finish.
In this video, I discuss making the fox wedged (or blind wedged) mortise & tenon.
On today’s show, I discuss dovetail orientation for casework, making a mortise across the grain of a board, small smoothing planes, and “non-traditional” projects.
In this video, I discuss miter shooting boards, including the traditional donkey’s ear. I also discuss making a miter joint with spline by hand.
On today’s show, I discuss dovetail pin to tail ratio, leaving space for seasonal expansion between case back boards, and some basics on using shellac.