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https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/t2j2k8g7ns?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Improved, AI, Nano-Designed Adjustable Planing Stop When my beloved little planing stop snapped in half when I dropped a big block of Basswood on it I wept a little. We've been through a lot…

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…

  Just Because That Bit Says 3/8" Doesn't Mean It Cuts a 3/8" Hole To bore right sized holes isn't as simple as you might think. I've lost count of the number of times I…

 In this part I build the flywheel. Making a wheel sounds pretty straightforward but as usual I'm going to complicate it by laminating together 3 layers to make the wheel more stable over time. I…

This time I focus on the tailstock or poppet/puppet, installing the live centers, and making the tool rest. There are a lot of different ways to build these and you can also shape them to…

 This session I address a question about drilling holes at an angle and which bits are best for that type of work. I also take the opportunity to demonstrate several types of bits and why…

The question is what came first the drill or the eggbeater? In 1878 the Millers Falls Company introduced a "hand" drill so the "eggbeater" name was only added later and more than likely never by…

Really there are two tools that go by the name of Gimlets and a distinction should be drawn between the Gimlet and the Gimlet bit. The most obvious difference is that the Gimlet bit has…

The center bit  is a predecessor to the modern Forstner bit.  Found in use in the 18th century style, these bits cut fast and clean holes though the lead center point is longer than a…

  This is the final part of the Joinery Bench project. This time I add some nice accessories that make working at the bench a lot easier. I thought a lot about these as I…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/nt34gpmnjj?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Back to the Joinery Bench and this time I install the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise. There are other options that will work for this bench, but I believe this particular vise really completes the design.…

  With some precision drilling in the future, I thought a short detour to discuss some techniques was in order. This lesson covers horizontal and vertical drilling using a brace and bit and eggbeater drill.…