Woodworking Hand Tools & Techniques
By Bob Rozaieski Fine Woodworking
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Join your host, Bob Rozaieski, as he answers your questions and brings you tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your time in the shop.
||CleanHTT023 – What’s In A Name?||On today’s show, I discuss tools for working with green wood, spring joints, cambering plane irons without a grinder, and the traditional names and setups for the bench planes.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT022 – Improving you Hand Sawing||On today’s show, I discuss making curved cabinet doors, dealing with warped boards, combination planes, and tips for improving your hand sawing.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT021 – Working In A Small Shop||On today’s show, I discuss keeping inset cabinet doors aligned, white pine for a workbench top, bevel up vs. bevel down smoothing planes, tongue and groove planes, and tips for working efficiently in a small shop.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT020 – Wooden Planes vs. Metal Planes||On today’s show, I discuss using multiple tenons on wide table aprons, making cock beading with hand tools, workbench placement in the shop, edge jointing thick stock, and the pros and cons of the different types of hand planes.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT019 – Choosing & Using Wood Screws||On today’s show, I discuss working plywood with hand tools, making moldings with combination planes, strategies for working really hard woods with hand tools, getting started on a budget, and using screws in woodworking.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT018 – Carpenters, Joiners, and Nailed Furniture||On today’s show, I discuss edge jointing, workbench tool trays, cupping boards, building a saw on a budget, and nails for building furniture.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT017 – Getting Started with Molding Planes||On today’s show, I discuss sharpening angles, straightening a kinked hand saw, making large mortises for workbench legs, and getting started with molding planes.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT016 – Are Hand Tools Really That Slow?||On today’s show, I discuss keeping green wood green, marking tapered octagonal legs, when to throw in the towel and re-cut a miscut tenon, and efficiency with hand tools.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT015 – Just Questions||On today’s show, I discuss removing paint splatters from saw handles, adding bolsters to shop made chisels, boiling your own linseed oil, high bevel angle blades in low bed angle planes, making serpentine front drawers, and sharpening cambered blades.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT014 – Green Woodworking||On today’s show, I discuss smoothing end grain to long grain transitions, more on in-cannel gouges, rust control in humid shops, working end grain with hand tools, and getting started with green woodworking.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT013 – What’s on the Woodworking Bookshelf?||On today’s show, I discuss cabinetmaker's screwdrivers, rub joints, fishtail vs. skew chisels, portable workbenches, and my favorite woodworking books.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT012 – Making Your Own Hand Tools||On today’s show, I discuss jointer and planer size, fixing problem with old saw handles, methods for cutting down an old saw, restoring wooden bench planes, and making your own tools.||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT011 – Dust Control in the Hand Tool Shop||On today’s show, I discuss tool acquisition as a new woodworker, cutting up old saws, repairing a twisted frame and panel door, accuracy vs. precision, and dust control.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT010 – Using Hide Glue||On today’s show, I discuss outdoor finishes, auger bit lead screws, re-sawing by hand, more on hand tool storage, and using hide glue.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT009 – Hand Tool Storage||On today’s show, I discuss period finishes, the chisels that I find most useful in the shop, must have hand tool appliances, and hand tool storage options.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT008 – Teaching Woodworking Classes||On today’s show, I discuss planing the end grain of a thick board at an angle, Auriou carving tools, making a frame for a glass panel, fixing miscut mortise and tenon joints, and the dos and don'ts of teaching woodworking classes.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT007 – Getting Started with Carving||On today’s show, I discuss intermediate projects, workbench designs, cutting up wide lumber, sharpening saws for different woods, and getting started with carving.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT006 – Motivation||On today’s show, I discuss set on hand saws, auger bits for softwoods and hardwoods, spring pole lathes, shopping for used tools, and staying motivated to work in the shop.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT005 – Kids in the Workshop||On today’s show, I discuss scraping chisels, drawer slips, bits for boring into end grain, starting the cut with a hand saw, and working with kids in the shop.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT004 – Learning from the Past||On today’s show, I discuss getting back to video podcasting, how flat boards really need to be, resaw frame saws, proportioning project parts, and pre-year 2000 resources for learning traditional woodworking.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT003 – Power Tools in the Hand Tool Shop||On today’s show, I discuss setting up a shooting board, good hand tool woods, when to stop and sharpen your tools, workbench top thickness, and what power tools make the most sense in a mostly hand tool shop.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT002 – Hand Tools on a Budget||On today’s show, I discuss hiding grooves in dovetailed drawers, building a period style overlay drawer with a thumbnail molding, black stains on wood, modifying basic joinery for special situations, and starting out with hand tools on a limited budge||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHTT001 – Back in the Saddle||The podcast is back! On today’s show, I discuss how long it takes to complete tasks by hand, modern substitutes for period woodworking tools, the care and feeding of in-cannel gouges, and the nuances of sharpening hand saws.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent audio podcast for the woodworker who wants to know more about hand tools. Complex topics are explained in a clear and concise manner. Keep it up!
I just found this podcast and I have to say I am impressed! I really enjoyed the insight brought in for hand tools, techniques, and general old school ways of building furniture.
Bob’s podcast is one of the better woodworking podcasts I listen to, and I’ve tried a lot. Most of them don’t make it past one or two episodes, for a variety of reasons - poor sound quality, poor content, lack of organization. Actually, this is the only podcast I support through Patreon.
Definitely give it a try.