Woodworking Hand Tools & Techniques

Woodworking Hand Tools & Techniques


Latest Episodes

HTT045 – The Hand Tools I Wouldn’t Be Without
March 13, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss hand saw handle size, inexpensive hand tool friendly woods, hiding a rabbet or groove in the bottom of a dovetailed box, replacing marking gauge pins, and hand tools that I wouldn't be without in my kit.

HTT044 – Hands Tools I Don’t Need
February 27, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss keeping table tops flat, scratch stocks, hollow grinding, dealing with changing grain direction, and hand tool that I just don't need in my kit.

HTT043A – Under the Weather
February 23, 2019

I'm not feeling well this week so unfortunately I was not able to record a podcast. But fear not, I'll be back as soon as my cough clears up and I can get back behind the microphone!

HTT043 – Basics of Design
February 06, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss woodworking in a small corner of the house/apartment, old woodworking books, auger bit lead screw pitch, and the basics of designing your own projects.

HTT042 – Scrapers
January 24, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss turning saw blades, hybrid filed saw teeth, managing glue in cold weather, auger bit cutter angles, and card scrapers.

HTT041 – Talking Dovetails
January 10, 2019

On today’s show, I discuss making a flag case, maintaining a wax finish, saw vises, non-yellowing finishes, and dovetailing details.

HTT040 – All About Shooting Boards
December 13, 2018

On today’s show, I discuss workbench vises, four squaring lumber with hand planes, insulating basement walls, preventing sagging bookshelves, and shooting boards and planes.

HTT039 – Considerations for Setting Up A New Shop
November 29, 2018

On today’s show, I discuss  lead screws on auger bits, single vs. double iron wooden planes, stair saws, and considerations when setting up a new workshop.

HTT038 – Fancy Frame & Panel
November 09, 2018

On today’s show, I discuss  laminating 2Xs for a workbench top, mixing shellac, linseed oil odor, replacement blades for Stanley hand planes, music in the workshop, and making elaborate frame & panel doors.

HTT037 – Working with Reclaimed Wood
October 24, 2018

On today’s show, I discuss  shoulder planes, sanding after hand planing, web frames and dust boards, when to use mechanical reinforcement in your joinery, and working with reclaimed lumber.