Today I filmed two shows for Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking webcast. The shows cover the waterfront, from the types of planes and how they’re used, to planing technique, to restoring an old handplane. If you are a subscriber to the Mastering Woodworking shows, expect to see these broadcasts this week and next. If you aren’t a subscriber, the shows are an excellent way to learn woodworking and a lot of fun to watch, so you might consider subscribing. The website add...
In April, I published a book based on the classes I teach at Woodcraft on using and restoring handplanes. The book is entitled Choosing and Using Handplanes: All You Need to Know to Get Started Planing by Hand. It’s a good resource for beginning handplane users but it also has tables and reference information more experienced users will find helpful. The book, which runs to 90 pages and has nearly 100 color illustrations, covers the following topics: - The types of handplanes, th...
View on YouTube Hello everyone! As I have declared myself the designated woodworker in my household, I am getting all sorts of home improvement jobs. Today, my parents asked me to refinish the tops of their bedside dressers. I thought I would talk through what I do to refinish things, and maybe you guys could learn something and/or offer some tips! While the main body of the dressers is generally alright, the top surfaces are in rough shape. Glasses of water and cups of coffee...
Today I made my top by glueing 3 pieces of oak together and sanding it. I did have some tribe making this because it would not fit in the planer so I had to use the handsander to sand it which took much longer. I also made my chore, and to do it, I used the dove cutter and glued the pieces together. I fitted the bottom in and put the false chore front on it and put the handle in. I sanded it and now it looks great in my end table.
One of the things missing on this site is making knife scales. This is not something I normally do but I bought my wife some knives that required scales and during the process, noticed that we had several knives where the handles looked like crap, were cracked, and even broken. Some of them had really good blades and some were junk (these were tossed). During this process, the knives that I bought from Woodcraft have really nice blades but the rivets were less than desirable, sam...
https://youtu.be/F_DVxQajLrA Project 3 for my 2016 students. A corner cabinet.
This is the latest video on my Mandola build, Have a peek, follow the link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWz8o3kppJk!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o7l94rz.jpg!
This really helped me. Hope it helps you guys. I just screwed 2 pieces of wood together to form a right angle that my plane could rest and ride on while jointing. The result was 90 degrees dead on. Watch the video here.!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o7i91zj.jpg!
A quick tip to make you life easier now that gardening and planting season is here. I got this one in just over a minute and a half. View on YouTube
I wanted to do a video on making scoops but my camera is not set up for what I want to do so I’ll do it in pictures.The first thing you need to do when making a scoop is to determine the volume needed and then calculate the dimensions needed . The Volume is Pi x R squared x depth. For this one the target is a 3/4 cup scoopThe volume of a cup is 14.437 cubic inches. 3/4 cup is 10.828 Cubic inches. I want a 3”ID scoop so the formula is 10.828cubic inches= ( 3.1416×1.5...
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