Fixing Mistakes

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/i9io81w2qf?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Carefully Chosen Scrap can Patch a Misplaced Groove Obviously don't make mistakes in the first place is the best course of action. But let's be honest, that just isn't going to happen. Fixing mistakes…

Mortise First or Tenon First? This will sound obvious but its an often overlooked aspect of joinery: it is a 2 part process. First comes a joint and second comes the mating joint. Obvious right?…

Turn a Half Blind Pin into a Through Pin and Fill It Half blind dovetails and full blind dovetails require precision sawing and going past your lines can get really ugly fast. Now you have…

Patching Veneer is Inevitable, Hide Glue is Your Friend That heading kind of says it all. The secret weapon to patching veneer is hide glue. The gap filling nature and finish transparency of hide glue…

  Use a Screwdriver to Close that Joint ...just leave the screw out of it. Every now and then I will cut a long miter, more commonly called a bevel, and it will close up…

  Little Scraps Go a Long Way The old adage in woodworking is that we can take wood off, but we can't but it back on. That's dumb We know how to join wood together…

In this episode I lay out and cut all the case dados, then rip out the back and corner stiles. We have covered several ways to cut a dado so this time I make it…

I know you guys all cut perfect joinery right off the saw, but I thought that just in case someone needed to fix a joint that "someone else" has made, this lesson might be useful.…

This time I addressed a question from Ben about fixing an out of square mortise and tenon joint. This session is a good preview of one of our lessons in Semester 3 as well, "Fixing…