Rasps

Saw Handle Part 1 https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lpb3xopdku?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Sawing Curves and Rasp Work Make your own saw handle and gain some curve cutting practice. Saw the curve, rasp to a pleasing feel, lather, rinse, and repeat. That's really…

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/u1ta9thhkg?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 More Rasping than Carving Whether you are making a beaded column or spiral the process is the same and start by creating the trough or valley between the beads. Layout is key here as…

Add an Angled Fence and Dovetails Happen This session was an experiment to see how a regular wooden rabbet plane could be pressed into service as a sliding dovetail plane without performing surgery on it.…

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…

Subdivide the Edge to Make the Shaping Easier Super secret pro tip number one when it comes to shaping curved edges is to undercut them. Get them out of the way and let the curve…

  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…

  I had a last minute, mass production style project land on my bench this week. It was a fun diversion but it would have been a nightmare if I had built it the way…

  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…

This is the final part of our Tool Buying guide series...at least unless collectively we can think of some more tools that need discussing. This time I cover some less glamorous tools but ones 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…

  Shape Some Curves and Make a Straightedge...wait, What?! Surprise, I had not planned on doing a dedicated project for this lesson, but the spirit moved me and I decided to add a quick project…

  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…

  Make this Bird's Mouth Fixture to Practice Curve Cutting A great bench appliance for cutting complex curves is the Fret Board or Bird's Mouth fixture.  This can be used with a bow saw, coping…

  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…