August 5, 2019
The reality is that dull tools are the main reason why woodworkers struggle with hand tools. There is no way around it. If you don't have sharp tools, then you won't be successful with hand tools.
July 15, 2019
Woodworking hand tools, most notably hand planes and chisels, are some of the most useful tools in the woodshop. In the time it takes to set up many power tool…
May 21, 2019
We've got dozens of articles on how to sharpen hand tools like a regular plane blade or a set of chisels, but what about the rest of your tool arsenal?…
May 3, 2019
Mike Pekovich and Tom McKenna offer tips for getting a perfect mirror polish on your blades
April 2, 2019
If you want to turn spindles successfully, you need to start with sharp tools
March 21, 2019
I use two different honing guides at a variety of angles. So I designed a continuous-distance jig that will set any guide to any angle. It relies on a simple…
February 7, 2019
These honing guides may be worth considering, especially if you use sandpaper on glass or diamond plates
Watch a hand tool aficionado who is always looking for new ways to be a better sharpener
January 7, 2019
Two double-sided 3-in. by 8-in. diamond stones in the kit provide four grits—180, 300, 600, and 1,000—marked clearly and permanently on the face of each surface
September 26, 2018
Peter Galbert uses a curved card scraper as a shaping tool to fair curves and dial in complex shapes on chair seats
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