Shooting Board

  Odd Angle Wide Miters As a follow up the odd miter angles Apprentice Session I wanted to address how to go about making odd angle wide miters. Essentially the process is exactly the same…

  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…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vxpyk22qpu?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 5 Methods to Avoid Spelching If you have picked up a plane and put it to wood, you have encountered spelching. It infuriating as it always comes where you least need it. The good…

  There are times when your shooting board cowers in fear and just can't handle really thick and/or wide boards. Knowing how to square and flatten an end without any additional jigs is a fundamental…

  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…

  This week I have a tip for using a shooting board that was inspired by Mark's post in the Semester 1 forum about his miter shooting board. How many shooting boards do you have…

In this session I review how I milled each case piece to exact size. My case pieces ended up at 3/4x8x12 for the sides and 24" long for the top and bottom. Then I cut…

This episode finishes up he construction of the corner cabinet by sticking the classical moulding profile, hanging the door, and installing a knob/latch combination. I had a little fun with the moulding and you can…

Our build continues with building the door. This four panel design is very traditional and is an excellent exercise in accuracy and mortise and tenon construction. With 10 joints you will hone your mortise chopping…

  Welcome to our second project of semester 2.  This time we discuss a little history of the form and then get right into sizing parts and cutting joinery.  You will quickly find that small…

  Boxes, bracket feet, and contemporary cabinetry all call for long miters and/or bevels. This is a task that can seem daunting but there aren't any secrets to making great wide miters that you didn't…