Hand Tool Headlines

The Woodworking Blogs Aggregator

 

Be sure to visit the Hand Tool Headlines section - scores of my favorite woodworking blogs in one place.  Also, take note of Norse Woodsmith's latest feature, an Online Store, which contains only products I personally recommend.  It is secure and safe, and is powered by Amazon.

Search

Wood and Shop

Subscribe to Wood and Shop feed
Learn Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking
Updated: 44 min 50 sec ago

Making Winding Sticks for Flattening Workbench Tops

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:29pm
WHAT ARE WINDING STICKS? Winding sticks are traditional tools used for aiding in flattening boards for furniture making. They help a woodworker know when there is "wind" or twisting in their board. With the introduction of power tools, the use of winding sticks has dwindled because the power jointer &

How to Darken Oak Furniture with Ammonia Fuming

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:31am
In this video I show a historical method for darkening white oak furniture with industrial strength Ammonia, inside a makeshift plastic fuming tent, and I do it on a pair of Shaker style quartersawn white oak end tables. My most recent video & article showed how these end tables fit together (here) and

Anatomy of an End Table and Drawer

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:31am
Tables with drawers are really enjoyable to build, but how everything fits together can be confusing for beginner woodworkers. So I'm going to show you how my quartersawn white oak nightstands fit together. I did some research and discovered a major lack of written specifics on the anatomy of

How to Sharpen Hand Saws for Woodworking

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:19am
How to Sharpen Hand Saws for Woodworking By Tom Calisto & Joshua Farnsworth In the above video I filmed hand saw maker Tom Calisto sharing a tutorial on how to sharpen new and antique hand saws for woodworking. Sharpening hand saw teeth is a skill that takes time to develop, but a suitable