Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Books
Brand: Popular Woodworking
Mastering Hand Tools will introduce you to the basic hand tool skills to turn you into a woodworker equally comfortable in either the powered or hand tool world - and offer the best results from each world. Host Christopher Schwarz starts off the video by asking the question, "Why use Hand Tools?" A fair question that he quickly answers by extolling the benefits of traditional woodworking tools - blended with some of the niceties of power tools. Those benefits include a healthier work environment, fewer jigs and test cuts, and accuracy to within .001 in. Watch along as Chris offers advice on selecting hand tools, shares tips for set-up and puts the tools to work.Learn About:Choosing and using marking knives and gauges and cutting gaugesSharpening and using Jack planes and Smoothing planesSelecting and using Handsaws and RaspsThe benefits of Braces and Hand Drillsand more about Chisels, Mallets, Scrapers and Router Planes
In this tape, designed for professionals and homeowners alike, Savage guides you step-by-step as he trims out parts of a house and shares his job-site savvy and secrets. You'll learn to match pieces of trim precisely, negotiate unsquare openings, and seat moldings solidly against bumpy walls and ceilings.