Teaching at British Hardwoods

Teaching at British Hardwoods

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments
Next year I will be teaching my basic skills courses at the new teaching workshop at British Hardwoods near Skipton.
Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Workshop made grinding tool rest.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Articles, Blog, Newsletter articles | No Comments
Often the tool rests on grinders are inadequate for the job, some alternative is required. If most of your grinding is around the standard angle of 25 degrees its a fairly simple job to make a good rigid rest in the workshop.

How to flatten the back of a chisel or plane iron.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Video | No Comments

To work properly a chisel must have a perfectly flat back. This also applies to plane blades to some degree. Very few new chisels are ready to use straight from the box, the back need flattening (known as lapping) and machining marks from manufacture need to be removed. Second hand chisels and plane irons usually need working on.

In this video we look at techniques for flattening and the problems that can be associated with it.

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How to get a really sharp chisel in under 30 seconds.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Video | No Comments

Sharp tools are the basis of the craft and sharpening technique is a frequent topic of argument among woodworkers. I believe sharpening should be done as quickly as possible so you can get back to working wood. It is also better for your tools as you will see in this video.

 

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