Read this from my friend Mike. http://schoolofwood.com/node/74 And this. http://schoolofwood.com/node/75 Surprised me too. So I’m not the only one whose Jennings bits clog and strip in really hard woods. Thank goodness for center bits. They’re so much simpler to understand .
I’ll be at the Pennsbury Manor Museum joiner’s shop tonight and tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for their annual Holly Nights event. If you’re in the area, it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season. It’s also one of the few times that all of the … Continue reading
I have always known this day would come, as much as I’ve tried to avoid it. Since I started offering saw restoration and sharpening services some 4 or 5 years ago, I have kept my prices constant while my costs have slowly continued to grow. Unfortunately, the price of files … Continue reading
This plane looks like it did the day it was made. It’s a Chapin Stephens #12 round. The sole is properly shaped to cut the intended 7/8″ radius profile. The iron is in great condition, but it needs to be reground to match the sole profile and sharpened. This is … Continue reading
Now this is much more like it. … Continue reading
The December 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine recently came out. In this issue, I wrote a piece for the Arts & Mysteries column in which I talked about choosing woods based not just upon their looks, but for the application and the ease with which they are worked. Well, … Continue reading