Sanding can be painful sometime, but it can go alot better with the right tools. This week I showcase my favorite sanding blocks from Time Shaver Tools Inc., The Preppin' Weapon.
There are some tools you just can't do a job without. My marking gauges are one of those tools for me, especially my mortise gauge. I own several and I love them all.
If you are on the lookout for some good mortise chisels that don't break the bank and still do a great job, these may be what you are looking for. I've been using these chisels for the past two years and they have never let me down. Check out the video and see why.
The Stanley 41Y is a great tool for boring small holes. I would tell you more, but I already did in this blog post HERE from last year. And, if you are looking for a brand new Yankee drill you can find one HERE from Garrett Wade, which I mention in the video.
Recently I was asked about my files and rasps that generally hang on my wall. I decided to pull out a couple more that I had and share some info about them with everyone. Enjoy.
I swear this isn't going to turn into a Veritas sales campaign. But, I do happen to have several Veritas tools that I really like. Next week will be old school, I promise. Until then, enjoy this little video.
And yes, I am currently working on an upcoming video project. Nightstands for my bedroom.
And, I will be filming some basic technique videos covering cutting tenons, chopping a mortise, dovetails, jointing edges, milling lumber by hand, and other techniques. All will be the way I do it. Not that I'm write or wrong, just going to show my way.
I am currently in the process of drawing up plans for a couple nightstands. One of the elements I am going to include on the outside corner of each leg is a bead. Beads are a very traditional design element, and sure they are decorative, but there is more to it than that. Beading the corners of furniture, especially Pine furniture, has as much to do with decoration as it does with longevity. Making beads is a simple process and can be done with many tools including: scratch stock, dedicated beading planes, the Stanley No. 66, and even things called router bits.
But, why use a bead?
You ever take a nice square corner and bang something into it? It doesn't look very good after that, does it? No. Because a corner is a very exact detail and it doesn't take much to destroy that nice clean edge. This is why we round table top corners, make profiles on edges, even if it's just a little. The damage is even more apparent when it comes to soft woods.
I don't plan on abusing my furniture, but stuff happens. So why not take the extra time to protect those corners with a nice little bead detail.
The more you know.
This weeks Hand Tool of the Week is my favorite saw, my D8 rip saw. In a hand tool shop the rip saw is an essential tool that you can't live without. I hope you enjoy this weeks HTOTW.
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