Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - "Hand Work Hand Tool Blog" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Hand Work Hand Tool Blog" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/hand-tools-choosing-and-using Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:29 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Hand Work Hand Tool Blog" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Hand Work Hand Tool Blog" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/hand-tools-choosing-and-using <![CDATA[Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:53:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111769/arched-top-whiskey-cabinet http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111769/arched-top-whiskey-cabinet Arched-Top Whiskey Cabinet Posted by Ben_Blackmar
This beautiful cherry cabinet can "hold it's liquor" in Federal high-style ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111769/arched-top-whiskey-cabinet
<![CDATA[The Funeral Chair Part One: Assembling the Cut List.]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:15:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109294/the-funeral-chair-part-one-assembling-the-cut-list http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109294/the-funeral-chair-part-one-assembling-the-cut-list The Funeral Chair Part One: Assembling the Cut List. Posted by fidgen
The first video installment from my new book, The Unplugged Woodshop. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109294/the-funeral-chair-part-one-assembling-the-cut-list
<![CDATA[A planing stop for long and thin boards]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:05:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards A planing stop for long and thin boards Posted by MKenney
Planing thin boards can be difficult. Clamp them between a pair of dogs and their likely to bow up. A stop attached to a plywood base is the perfect way to hold thin boards for planing. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108812/a-planing-stop-for-long-and-thin-boards
<![CDATA[Crisp Tenon Shoulders with Your Chisel]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:08:04 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108581/crisp-tenon-shoulders-with-your-chisel http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108581/crisp-tenon-shoulders-with-your-chisel Crisp Tenon Shoulders with Your Chisel Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Sometimes it's nice to turn off your tablesaw and do things the old-fashioned way ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108581/crisp-tenon-shoulders-with-your-chisel
<![CDATA[Transform an Old File into a DIY Burnisher]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:47:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108101/transform-an-old-file-into-a-diy-burnisher http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108101/transform-an-old-file-into-a-diy-burnisher Transform an Old File into a DIY Burnisher Posted by HenryBelanger
An old file makes quick work of turning the perfect hook on a card scraper ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108101/transform-an-old-file-into-a-diy-burnisher
<![CDATA[Unplug Your Tools and Work by Hand]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:29:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108068/unplug-your-tools-and-work-by-hand http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108068/unplug-your-tools-and-work-by-hand Unplug Your Tools and Work by Hand Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Woodworker Tom Fidgen's latest book is an ode to hand work ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108068/unplug-your-tools-and-work-by-hand
<![CDATA[Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:16:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107725/hamler-scraper-insert-for-bailey-no6 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107725/hamler-scraper-insert-for-bailey-no6 Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6 Posted by woodheat
Paul Hamler's scraper insert for Stanley's No.6 Bailey creates a sweet scraper for flattening gnarly wood ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107725/hamler-scraper-insert-for-bailey-no6
<![CDATA[Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:47:58 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107192/meet-an-11-year-old-woodworking-wiz http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107192/meet-an-11-year-old-woodworking-wiz Meet an 11-Year-Old Woodworking Wiz Posted by JoeLarese
Isaac Ashdown cuts dovetails with as much skill as many craftsmen twice his age ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107192/meet-an-11-year-old-woodworking-wiz
<![CDATA[Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop]]> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:36:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106552/eight-tips-for-securing-work-to-a-benchtop http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106552/eight-tips-for-securing-work-to-a-benchtop Eight Tips for Securing Work to a Benchtop Posted by Ed_Pirnik
A few of my favorite ways to secure a variety of workpieces to my benchtop for traditional handplaning ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106552/eight-tips-for-securing-work-to-a-benchtop
<![CDATA[Plane Irons and Chisels Need a Flat, Polished Back]]> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:04:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106416/plane-irons-and-chisels-need-a-flat-polished-back http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106416/plane-irons-and-chisels-need-a-flat-polished-back Plane Irons and Chisels Need a Flat, Polished Back Posted by FineWoodworkingEditors
Learn how to use sandpaper glued to granite to acheive a mirror polish on your favorite cutting tools ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106416/plane-irons-and-chisels-need-a-flat-polished-back
<![CDATA[How to Make a Scratch Stock for Beading]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57331/how-to-make-a-scratch-stock-for-beading http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57331/how-to-make-a-scratch-stock-for-beading How to Make a Scratch Stock for Beading Posted by Ed_Pirnik
Turn scrap steel into a one-of-a-kind beading tool for fine furniture projects ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57331/how-to-make-a-scratch-stock-for-beading
<![CDATA[Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:34:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels Veritas Introduces New Tool Steel for Plane Blades and Chisels Posted by MKenney
Veritas has introduced a new tool steel for plane blades and chisels. Is it the next big thing in hand tools? ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48119/veritas-introduces-new-tool-steel-for-plane-blades-and-chisels
<![CDATA[Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 3]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:52:39 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42950/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-3 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42950/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-3 Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 3 Posted by Jay_Speetjens
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42950/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-3
<![CDATA[Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 2]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 17:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42907/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42907/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-2 Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 2 Posted by Jay_Speetjens
In part two of a three-part series on tuning up Japanese chisels, learn tips on back-flattening and sharpening. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42907/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-2
<![CDATA[Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 1]]> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 05:21:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42473/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-1 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42473/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-1 Japanese Chisel Tuneup - Part 1 Posted by Jay_Speetjens
Some techniques for tuning up Japanese bench chisels in this three-part series. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/42473/japanese-chisel-tuneup-part-1
<![CDATA[Cutting and Fitting a Blind Finger Joint]]> Sat, 05 May 2012 17:50:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44128/cutting-and-fitting-a-blind-finger-joint http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44128/cutting-and-fitting-a-blind-finger-joint Cutting and Fitting a Blind Finger Joint Posted by Jay_Speetjens
A recent project allows for some funky experimentation with mitered finger joints. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44128/cutting-and-fitting-a-blind-finger-joint
<![CDATA[Part 3: A Violin is Born at Fine Woodworking]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:25:48 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46499/part-3-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46499/part-3-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking Part 3: A Violin is Born at Fine Woodworking Posted by Ed_Pirnik
In part 3 of an ongoing series on building a violin from scratch. I cover the initial contouring of the instrument's top. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46499/part-3-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking
<![CDATA[Used Japanese Tools]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43821/used-japanese-tools http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43821/used-japanese-tools Used Japanese Tools Posted by Jay_Speetjens
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43821/used-japanese-tools
<![CDATA[Building a Cherry TV Cabinet - Part III]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:20:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43836/building-a-cherry-tv-cabinet-part-iii http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43836/building-a-cherry-tv-cabinet-part-iii Building a Cherry TV Cabinet - Part III Posted by Jay_Speetjens
In the final installment of this 3-part series, it's time to glue the case up, fit the doors, and apply a finish ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43836/building-a-cherry-tv-cabinet-part-iii
<![CDATA[Part 2: A Violin is Born at Fine Woodworking]]> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:33:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45574/part-2-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45574/part-2-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking Part 2: A Violin is Born at Fine Woodworking Posted by Ed_Pirnik
With all the rib pieces glued up and faired smooth, the violin is ready for a spruce top and a maple bottom ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/45574/part-2-a-violin-is-born-at-fine-woodworking