Curve Cutting

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…

Intricate Fretwork Patterns Teach You A Lot About Sawing Curves That title pretty much sums up this lesson. Fret sawing is certainly cutting curves, but generically it is sawing curves and using a curve cutting…

Subdivide the Edge to Make the Shaping Easier Super secret pro tip number one when it comes to shaping curved edges is to undercut them. Get them out of the way and let the curve…

  The Fingertip Grip: Live it, Love it I love me some spokeshaves, so how about some spokeshaving tips? Actually I almost bought another spokeshave today in an antique store but resisted. This tool single…

  The blanket chest is pretty timeless and has been around for centuries if not millennia. This build will focus on a late 18th Century to early 19th century rural American version that southern colonists…

  The Design The classic 4 poster bed is beautiful but not very functional in the modern home. The need for bed draperies to stay warm and bug free just isn't applicable today so most…

This part of the build will wrap up the actual construction. This time I will create the panel for the top, cut it into an 18" round, then shape a moulded edge. I will create…

The people voted and overwhelmingly decided on the the version of this pedestal table from the Hancock Shaker Village in New Lebanon, NY. In this part I use a photograph to derive dimensions and create…

  In this lesson we begin the Charles Limbert 244 side table by creating a pattern we can use as a template. This presents a challenge as all we have are a few photographs.  I…

  Shape Some Curves and Make a Straightedge...wait, What?! Surprise, I had not planned on doing a dedicated project for this lesson, but the spirit moved me and I decided to add a quick project…

  Since I first thought about this school I have been wanting to do this lesson.  If you have followed the Renaissance Woodworker blog at all you will know that the Spokeshave is my favorite…

  Make this Bird's Mouth Fixture to Practice Curve Cutting A great bench appliance for cutting complex curves is the Fret Board or Bird's Mouth fixture.  This can be used with a bow saw, coping…

  Let's take a look at an intro to curve cutting methods.  We will omit edge tool methods with drawknives and shaves for now and just focus on sawing curves.  There isn't much to it,…

Bow Saws come in many shapes and sizes and depending on the size and usage may have different names.  Frame saws and Turning saws are also common names.  Regardless, all of them consist of a…

  Angled Mortise and Tenon Joinery In the hand tool world everything is about cutting to a line. So the fact that these joints are angled at 10 degrees should mean nothing to us. This…