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  • How to Use a Hand Plane on Short Pieces of Wood
    1:10

    Using a hand plane can be a great solution for cleaning up the surfaces of your boards, but using a hand plane on short stock can be VERY challenging. We need to make certain the plane won’t hit a clamp or hold down, and the piece being planed needs to be rock solid. Tom’s shop-made… Read more »

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  • 5 Tips on How to Use a Hand Plane
    2:04

    There’s more to knowing how to use a hand plane than simply pushing it across a board. A few simple tips can make the difference between a pleasant hand plane experience, and a lousy one. From wax to skewing to proper hand pressure, this hand planing primer will help you use a hand plane more… Read more »

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  • Why Use a Hand Plane?
    4:36

    If all of your woodworking has been done with nothing but power tools, and done successfully, you may wonder why you should bother learning to master the use of woodworking hand tools. In this video Tom Caspar provides a dose of reality on why hand planes are beneficial to use, and even perform some tasks… Read more »

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  • Transferring Patterns to Dark Wood
    2:20

    Transferring patterns to dark material can be a challenge. When the pencil line is the same color, or nearly so, as the wood you’re making your project from, how do you follow the line? Thankfully there’s a product, available at craft stores, that solves this problem. Instead of leaving a dark line for you to… Read more »

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  • " Sharpening Chisels: High Speed vs Low Speed Grinders "
    3:03

    I love sharpening my lathe chisels on a grinder. It makes for fast sharpening, which means I can get back to my lathe turning quickly. When it comes to sharpening chisels, as opposed to shaping, a metal edge, a low rpm grinder offers a lot of advantages. There are uses for high speed grinders too,… Read more »

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  • How to Build Cabinets - Finishing a Face Frame
    1:40

    When a face frame cabinet has been built from melamine or a similar material, you need to make sure that you don’t get stain and sealer on the melamine while you’re applying finish to the face frame. The solution is very easy. It’s all about prefinishing, but you have to take care with the finish… Read more »

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  • Woodworking for Beginners: Q & A Session
    7:32

    Every once in a while we get a visitor in the shop during a video shoot. This happened a few months ago when Greg Timmerman paid us a visit. He had some great questions about setting up his table saw, table saw blade selection, and routing dadoes in panels. Check out our Q and A… Read more »

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  • How to Cut Grooves in Wood for a Perfect Fit
    5:12

    Not a huge surprise, but 1/4″ plywood isn’t really 1/4″ thick. It’s typically undersized. If you use a dado head or router bit to make a groove to receive the plywood, it’ll probably be too big. Learn how to cut grooves in wood to receive plywood with a perfect fit. One saw blade, two passes,… Read more »

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  • How to Sharpen a Spokeshave
    13:40

    The blade on a spokeshave is very small, which can make it difficult to sharpen. But if the spokeshave is going to work correctly, it needs to be sharpened correctly. This video takes you from lapping to the correct grind angle (and how to achieve it) to honing. You’ll see a great trick for producing… Read more »

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