Fret saw

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…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/r2xzizpyek?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Boulle, Pattern, Piece by Piece, and Double Bevel Marquetry Inlay is setting a piece into solid wood by routing a recess for it. Marquetry involves using thin veneer to piece together a design or…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/jz80o4l1va?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Fret Saw Blades Should Not Snap Frequently I will concede that fret saw blades are thin and heat up and will snap but they should not be treated like a disposable item that you…

Sawing Height Determines Sawing Square When you can saw square and split your line, everything is better. Your work goes faster, your joints fit tighter, and your cholesterol is lower. (at least your blood pressure…

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…

Intricate Fretwork Patterns Teach You A Lot About Sawing Curves That title pretty much sums up this lesson. Fret sawing is certainly cutting curves, but generically it is sawing curves and using a curve cutting…

  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…

  A Simple Mirror that Looks Anything But Simple This mirror truthfully is more Queen Anne than Chippendale, but I think adding the fancy burl veneer dresses it up quite a bit and makes it…

Since I recorded the original semester 1 dovetailing lesson almost 4 years ago I wanted to revisit it and show you all how my process for through dovetails has evolved. I do not want to…

  Have you gotten enough practice on those scary compound dovetails yet? Time to put it to the test and build the carcass of the tool box. This video tackles some interesting challenges in joinery…

Here it is, the long awaited lesson on compound dovetails! Cutting dovetails out of the perfect 90 degree plane gives you a huge confidence boost and you suddenly realize that no design is out of…

  This time I talk about correcting a rip saw cut gone awry and how to make sure the baselines on your dovetails stay gap free. This leads into a discussion about different hardness of…

Bow Saws come in many shapes and sizes and depending on the size and usage may have different names.  Frame saws and Turning saws are also common names.  Regardless, all of them consist of a…