Using the Mirror and other Tricks when Sawing

There are a few tricks to sawing a perfect line.


The New Classic Mallet

One pattern that keeps showing up, is the basic Mallet made in three layers. The result is pretty and as reliable as any mallet, so I think this pattern can be considered a classic, despite it’s relatively recent appearance. From this view it looks just like the original classic.


Long Shooting Board

Typically a shooting board is used for making the short end of a board straight or angled. When I was making a bunch of parts that where going to need to be exactly the same, on the sides as well, I made this one.

The back wall on this board allows me to put […]

Chip Breakers

An old video has resurfaced and now it has been subtitled. The magnificent Wilbur Pan, rides again!

This video has an odd enough history of impact. I have even heard it argued, in absence of the actual video, that it proved that chip breakers did not work.

There has been such a current of downplay […]

Tongue Plane

I have been needing a Tongue and Groove Plane Set. Not needing as in really wanting one. Needing as in there is no other good way to do what I need to do. Small changes in life require different tooling.

My car got hit. The insurance company insists there is no such thing as loss […]