A few of my favorite ways to secure a variety of workpieces to my benchtop for traditional handplaning
Learn how to use sandpaper glued to granite to acheive a mirror polish on your favorite cutting tools
Turn scrap steel into a one-of-a-kind beading tool for fine furniture projects
Veritas has introduced a new tool steel for plane blades and chisels. Is it the next big thing in hand tools?
The final installment of a three part series on tuning up a new Japanese bench chisel. Learn how to set the hoop and peen over the end of the handle on a oire-nomi.
In part two of a three-part series on tuning up Japanese chisels, learn tips on back-flattening and sharpening.
Some techniques for tuning up Japanese bench chisels in this three-part series.
A recent project allows for some funky experimentation with mitered finger joints.
In part 3 of an ongoing series on building a violin from scratch. I cover the initial contouring of the instrument's top.
Recently I received a box full of used Japanese carpentry tools from my Aikido teacher in Japan. In this post I list the tools by their Japanese names and describe their basic functions. I also discuss how I cleaned up of the 30 mm carpenter's chisel. I plan to cover the rehabilitation of other tools in future posts.
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