Clamps Slip, Use a Stop…and Wax, Lots of Wax
If the secret to a good finish is preparation then
It seems the more I use hand tools the more I’m throwing off things that prevent me from free handing
I received a question from Chris about my wooden Filister plane that Philly Planes made for me. It was
Most shooting boards will make a 90 cut and a 45 degree cut with the addition of a simple fence. Or
I get a lot of questions about tear out. (I know, you’re jealous of my life)
Specifically I get
Everyone needs a smoothing plane. They can eliminate (or very nearly) sandpaper and they leave the surface
When the time comes to smooth plane your project to prepare it for finish, the best thing you can do
What is the best way to mill a board using only hand tools? Try sweating on it.
There is no secret
At work I was asked to clean up a piece of vertical grain Douglas Fir to be sent to a client as a sample.