Panel glue up

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…

Figure Out the Steps to Work Most Efficiently This chapter of the project gets overlooked a lot but I think it is a key element that turns your project from good to great. We talk…

  Live Edges, Parallel Clamps, and Flattening Wide Surfaces We had some good questions this month from how to keep the bark on a live edge, how to clamp up a panel flat, a long…

  A Bevel Makes Glue Up Easier Match planing makes the angle of your edge irrelevant when you are making a panel. It simplifies the process but it is not idiot proof. I started introducing…

  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…

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…

 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…

In this installment, I tackle a monster resaw to convert a 12/4x22x55 slab of Walnut into 3 1" slices so I can create my table top and 2 leaves. Obviously, you don't need a big…

  Building the Joinery Bench Top If you were only building a bench on bench design, then you could complete this step and be done with the build other than the vise installation. The top…

Off we go on our final project build.  I'll be honest there are easier projects I could have chosen to do, but this is such a necessity in a hand tool shop to keep things…

  3 Board Case Studies Flattening a Long Board Flattening a Wide Panel Flattening a Wide & Long Board Flattening a Long Board Now that you guys have been working by hand for a bit…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/zslr3knkdt?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Project Requirements Sawing Parts to Size Planing Parts The Panel Joint Sawing Hook Assembly Panel Flattening Sawing the Panel & Clean Up Paring Hook Assembly Apply Your Skills and Build Some…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/bpxicr6c2l?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Lesson Introduction Reading the Grain Dealing with Knots Controlling Tear Out Figured Woods Planing Technique Scrub vs Fore Plane Preparing to Plane a Board Flattening a Sample Board Elminating Twist Squaring…

  Design and Build Starting with a Photo Yes this is a table and it is a basic form in furniture making. Yes it will hone your mortise and tenon skills. Greatly. But more than…

  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…