Chisel

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/zb4mlih17d?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Make a Chisel Like a Gouge I got a question asking if it was a good idea to create a cambered chisel to make it better at hogging off material. Similar to how we…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vbsze0ojg0?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Make Your Prototype and Refine the Process There is no doubt that mass producing parts falls into the realm of power tools. But I question at what point it becomes more efficient? When you…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/rv8pdfp4ax?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 When the Inlay Doesn't Seat All the Way, Start Over I recently completed a new top for my standing desk and added a marquetry pattern that was inlaid into the surface. All was going…

How to Layout and Cut the 3 Way Miter Joint This joint looks ridiculously complex. But it is a series of tenon cuts and a few miter cuts followed by some light paring with a…

This challenge is all about milling a board. In essence I want you to make a block that is approximately 1x4x6" in size. Rarely do we need to have a perfect piece that is flat…

Japanese Joinery and Inlay Make an Heirloom Tool This project is something every woodworker should tackle. First we can never have too many squares in the shop. Second the complex joinery is a great lesson…

Once They Are Cut, Dovetails Can Only be Gap Filled Fixing gappy dovetails is about diagnosing and learning for the next set. Unless the joint is too tight to fit together and even then it…

Fewer Planes, More Saws & Chisels In this session I walk through each lesson of the semester and comment on how I do things differently. The simplest way to sum up how my personal approach…

Expand the Glue Surface with a Corner Bridle Joint Bridle Joints comes in a couple varieties but I'm talking now about corner bridle joints. These are great used in face frames or smaller frame and…

  Hmmmmm..... This may be my first failed live demonstration. I cut the beaded corner joint and managed to make it slide until the ever alert chat room pointed out that I had mixed up…

  Tricky Layout, Variable Angle Cutting tapered sliding dovetails is not really that difficult, it is laying it out to have lines to cut to that gets complex. The biggest issue is maintaining the structural…

  Same as a Dovetail but with an Orthopedic Pin The knuckle joint is an odd one that only shows up in drop leaf and gate leg style tables. But once you realize this joint…

  Scrap Management and a Weird 3 Way Joint We covered two topics in Office Hours this month, how to organize and store your scrap lumber and then I cut an interesting through tenon and…

  Its Less About Mouldings Planes, and More Rabbets and Chisels Honestly the process for sticking cross grain mouldings is no different from a long grain profile. We just need to exercise more caution and…

  One Wedge or Two? This joint is most readily found in knockdown designs. The wedged dovetail tenon is probably most popular in the Moravian workbench design. After making it I can see how it…

  Where We're Going, We Don't Need Router Planes There are times when you need a really big hole with a flat bottom to reference something against. Paring large recesses may seem like a daunting…

  Work Holding for Plowing Grooves Work holding for plowing grooves can get complicated especially when the work piece is very narrow. This is because we want to align the edge of the work piece…

  Chisel to a Line Usually when a task comes up that prompts the question, "how would I do this by hand" then answer can always be answered by "a chisel". But this immediately means…

  It's a Dovetail With 2 Pins Blind mitered dovetails are often characterized by woodworkers as the pinnacle of joinery. I actually find this to be the easiest dovetail joint to cut if for no…

  Plow Planes are Great but Sawing a Groove is Anarchist Sawing a groove? That's what plow planes are for! I tell a lot of people to add a plow plane to their tool kit…

  Surgical Paring is the Key I'm sure we have all encountered that joint that just doesn't want to close up. Usually we take a little off here and a little off there and we…

  You Gotta Know How to Hold 'Em Chisels 101. That's a pretty broad term and an immense amount of ground to cover. Is there a more basic woodworking tool this side of the paleolithic…

  Casework is About Consistency This Japanese tool box comes from the Japanese side of woodworking and is often seen filled with Japanese saws and planes and chisels. The design is so minimal and beautiful…

  Angled Mortises Are Square Mortises With a Lean This marking gauge is one of those brilliant tools from yesteryear. There are several instances of them to be found in historical Joiner inventories and little…