Woodworking Hand Tools & Techniques

Woodworking Hand Tools & Techniques


Latest Episodes

HTT055 – Narrowing Focus
August 25, 2019

This will be the last episode of the podcast. On today’s show, I discuss securing glass in a door frame, and troubleshooting a shooting board.

HTT054 – What Can You Learn from Bad Design?
August 07, 2019

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.

HTT053 – Lathes & Turning for Furniture
July 22, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss how oversized to rough mill your stock, making curved moldings, and lathes and turning for furniture.

HTT052 – Hand Saws for Curves
July 05, 2019

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.

HTT051 – Projects: From Concept to Finish
June 19, 2019

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.

HTT050 – “Non-traditional” Projects
June 03, 2019

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.

HTT049 – Shellac Basics
May 14, 2019

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.

HTT048 – Just Questions
May 02, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss order of operations for projects, workbench top board orientation, nails for a cabinet back, mixing hot hide glue without a glue pot, saw sharpening files, and flattening a workbench.

HTT047 – Demystifying Varnish
April 11, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss saw handle hang angle, frame saw length, repairing a split board, and varnish.

HTT046 – Work Holding
March 30, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss extending the working time of hot hide glue, using the "ruler trick" for plane irons, frame saws, and work holding.