Tool Maintenance

Everybody's Using Beads, Why Not You? Maybe it is my little area of the globe but I seem to find side bead planes hiding in every antique shop I go into. There were a lot…

  Video Quick Links Sharpening a Wheel Gauge My Workbench Shooting Boards Fixing a Loose Rabbet Plane Wedge Box Joints? Fixing Twist Extending the Reach of a Shooting Board Lots of good questions at Office…

  Knowing how to use a hand plane starts with knowing all of its parts. Not just what they are called but what they do and why. Once you have a feel for all the…

  So how far do you take your vintage tool? Gleaming and new or just this side of rust. Additionally while there wasn't time to get into details, are there questions about restoring a plane…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/sgd7dafe60?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Introduction Vises & Files Choosing File Size Matching Tooth Geometry Filing Teeth File Size Revisited Conclusion There is a lot of how to on the internet about saw sharpening and 90%…

Some of this was already covered in Semester 2's lesson on cutting and refining curves but the core of using a spokeshave is restated here in this live session along with my process for restoring…

This is a long one, but it is exciting because it is due to some great participation in the chat room and a lot of good questions. All told the session ran 2 hours and…

 I covered resawing briefly in the Sawing Fundamentals lesson in Semester 1. There really isn't much to it but a rip cut and a lot of sweat. In this lesson I break it down and…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/be7gw8d9ya?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Thanks to everyone who showed up live for another monthly session and thanks for some great questions this time too. I start off by giving 3 tactics I use for squaring the edge of…

I got a request to talk about scrapers a while ago so I dedicated the majority of this session to sharpening, honing, and using card scrapers and plane type scrapers like my #80 Cabinet Scraper.…

In an effort to lower the barrier to entry for sticking your own mouldings, I wanted to put together a live demonstration to show how to take one of these old moulding planes and put…

 I only got one email question, but there was pretty short notice so I'm hoping that next month there will be more to address. At the same time, in my own verbose way, I managed…