• Learn the Difference Between Dados and Grooves
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    Just in case you ever get involved in a woodworking trivia contest, here’s the question of the day. What’s the difference between a dado and a groove? Or, you might ask, is there a difference at all? The answer is yes, there is a difference. You can find out what it is right here so

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  • How to Use a Handsaw to Make Accurate Crosscuts
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    Crosscutting dead straight with a hand saw can be challenging, even for seasoned hand tool users. It takes a lot of muscle memory to do this accurately and correctly, unless you know a trick or two. No complex jigs, no steep learning curve. This video will have you hand cutting dead straight lines in no

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  • Pull Saw Vs. Push Saw
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    If you’ve looked closely at handsaws you’ve probalby noticed a difference in teeth. Some point toward the handle, some point away. This means that some cut on the pull stroke, some on the push stroke. We’re talking about Japanese saws versus Western saws. They both cut wood, but they each do it very differently. One

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

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  • 5 Tips on How to Use a Hand Plane
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    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

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    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 performs some tasks

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