Files

Shaping and French Polish Challenges Personally by choosing Grenadillo (a gnarly jungle wood) I'm challenging myself on this one. But in essence this challenge is about cutting and shaping curves. The hammer head and the…

Coarse, Medium, and Fine Tools Make Sculpting Easier This entire lesson is about choosing the best tool for the job and you will get to see me try several methods to shape the curves in…

  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…

  Part 1: Making the Saw and Blade With the ever increasing popularity of the works of Andre Roubo, this frame saw has gotten a fair amount of press. I'm here to tell you that…

Often misunderstood and rarely used these days, files and rasps are a very powerful addition to your tool kit.  There is nothing these tools cannot handle.  They may be slower than other specialized tools, but…

  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…