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https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vbsze0ojg0?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Make Your Prototype and Refine the Process There is no doubt that mass producing parts falls into the realm of power tools. But I question at what point it becomes more efficient? When you…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/p2fxat8h50?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Bullnose, Drawer Front, and Gooseneck Moldings In this session I have 2 specific molding profiles you guys asked to see done. I spend a lot of time talking about scratch stock molding as you…

Saw Handle Part 1 https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lpb3xopdku?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sawing Curves and Rasp Work Make your own saw handle and gain some curve cutting practice. Saw the curve, rasp to a pleasing feel, lather, rinse, and repeat. That's really…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/un6n26tgcy?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Practice Your Dados, Rabbets and Grooves to Build this Box This ship lap box design is certainly not my invention and some of you may remember Roy Underhill building a slightly more complex version…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/soyrbxsnx9?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Consider These 3 Things With Every Saw Cut Saw are the best! Master your sawing and everything in your woodworking will be better. Joinery will be tighter, hand planing faster, your blood pressure will…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/yfavnkujcx?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Furniture Styles Through History Most of us start with someone else's plans for a piece of furniture. Making the leap away from plans to an original woodworking design of your own is a big…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lbz23n0w52?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Turned with Traditional and Modern Carbide Tools The first step to turning a Shaker Peg is to create a story stick so you can quickly layout all the transition points. If possible have 3…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/dgx4i95b0e?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Hide Glue has been Trusted for 7 or 8 Thousand Years Hide glue has been the defacto adhesive since the dawn of woodworking. The Egyptians used it and probably even earlier since it is…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/u1ta9thhkg?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 More Rasping than Carving Whether you are making a beaded column or spiral the process is the same and start by creating the trough or valley between the beads. Layout is key here as…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/wsslbloul6?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Understand How the Saw Teeth Cut Most of us know what rake and fleam and pitch are when referring to saw teeth. But do you truly understand how it makes the saw feel when…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/gkdfy80d7i?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sculptural Drawer Pulls? Not sure what to call this edition of Office Hours. Christian had a specific issue where his woodworking group is building chests of drawers with this long (4-5") style of drawer…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/r2xzizpyek?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Boulle, Pattern, Piece by Piece, and Double Bevel Marquetry Inlay is setting a piece into solid wood by routing a recess for it. Marquetry involves using thin veneer to piece together a design or…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/jz80o4l1va?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Fret Saw Blades Should Not Snap Frequently I will concede that fret saw blades are thin and heat up and will snap but they should not be treated like a disposable item that you…

Prototyping To Identify Resultant Angles The rake and splay of the legs on a Windsor chair can dramatically change the look of the entire chair with just a little bit of tweaking. This prototyping method…

Wide Topic Variety: Yeah! Chapters Make sure you use the chapter function in this video to see all the stuff we covered in this Office Hours session. Good conversation and always fun to hang out…

How to Hold Thin Stock Building small boxes or any smaller project means you will end up with narrow and short pieces but especially thin stock. Being able saw and plane these small parts requires…

Fill the Pores with Dust or Epoxy? I honestly don't have a lot of experience with pumice as a pore filler. Just some tests here and there. It works but I find it to be…

Color Match Beats Grain Match The point of this session is to hammer home taking your time when it comes to making panels. We can't always have perfectly matched boards or numbered pieces in a…

Know How You Need to Use Plywood to Buy Plywood Wow this session came out kinda long but I think I could have gone for another hour to cover all of it. Plywood does have…

Engineered Rails and Stiles Make for a More Stable Door Since my employer bought a millwork house I have been fortunate enough to get to witness and work on the construction of some very high…

Scribing Shoulders on Staked Tapered Tenons Once you have your octagonal leg or turned leg and you are ready to put a tapered tenon on it, the rounder plane is the best choice. It perfectly…

Refine Your Edges for Durability The bulk of this Office Hours is taken up with sharpening theory and how the zero width intersection of two planes is the definition of sharp. But also how a…

How to Layout and Cut the 3 Way Miter Joint This joint looks ridiculously complex. But it is a series of tenon cuts and a few miter cuts followed by some light paring with a…

Add an Angled Fence and Dovetails Happen This session was an experiment to see how a regular wooden rabbet plane could be pressed into service as a sliding dovetail plane without performing surgery on it.…