Knew Concepts Fret Saw This saw is incredibly lightweight, easy to use and precise when it comes to removing waste when dovetailing. The blade is extremely thin and unlike coping saws, can fit into a saw cut very easily without binding. People are often put off by this saw due to the belief that the […]
November 27, 2019
In this video, I detail the different types of saws available, their uses and their limitations. By the end of the video, you should have a good understanding of what to look for when buying a saw to ensure you don’t waste your money on the wrong thing.
In this video, I detail the different types of chisels available, their uses and their limitations. By the end of the video, you should have a good understanding of what to look for when buying a chisel to ensure you don’t waste your money on the wrong thing.
As you may have realised by now, there are many different sizes and types of planes available. These all excel at different tasks and it can be hard to know which ones you need and more importantly…
Where do I start?
Surprisingly, of all the tools that my students use, the marking gauge seems to be the one that causes the most issues to begin with. Why is this?
In this video, I show you how to saw correctly. This is an essential skill to have under your belt especially when hand cutting joints.
The points made in this video are from my own observations while teaching students, as well as extra tips learnt from the various tutors I have been fortunate to study with over the years.
If you want to know more about the saws I own, have a look at my saws on kit.
The chisel. A deceptively simple tool to use. I’ve seen many people butcher their work as a result of not being able to use a chisel correctly, and it usually comes down to a small number of reasons. In this video I give you some very simple tips to make your chiselling cleaner, more accurate, and require less effort.
If you want to know more about the chisels I am using, have a look at my chisels on kit.
In this video, I show you how to Setup a Plane in order to produce beautiful fine shavings and a nice, smooth finish on your work. Although this isn’t the only method of setting up a plane, this is an essential skill that every woodworker should be able to do regardless of their type of work.
If you want to know more about the planes I own, have a look at my planes on kit.
This lesson will show you how to produce an extremely sharp plane blade. In addition to showing you the method of sharpening a plane blade, we also cover topics such as sharpening stones, different grades of abrasives, and sharpening equipment.
At the bottom of the article, you will find a printable version of this lesson to take to the workshop with you. Perfect for those who have a bad Wifi connection or don’t want to read from a screen.
Sharpening is a topic that causes full blown wars, especially in woodworking forums and comment sections. But the fact of the matter is, if you can learn how to sharpen a chisel in less than 30 seconds, you’re onto a winner. These notes cover everything you need to know to cut through the noise and produce a super sharp edge quickly and consistently. At the bottom of the page, you will also find a downloadable summary of this lesson as well as a buying guide.