In 1889, Ivin Sickels wrote the important book "Exercises in Wood-Working" to educate college students in the craft and business of woodworking. Now, more than a century later, it will help you make the most of traditional hand tools in the modern shop. But crucial to learning the proper use of any tool is to see it in action. Robert W. Lang, executive editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, has recorded this series of short videos of Exercises 9-12 from Sickel's book, plus covering sharpening and honing, to help you tune your planes and chisels. Building on the lessons from the first video in this series, Lang shows you how to hone a keen edge on your chisels and plane irons and construct fundamental joinery with a saw and chisel.
In addition to the lessons on grinding and freehand honing, you get video instruction on Exercises 9 through 12, which cover: Sharpening Edge Tools Grinding Edge Tools Make a Half-lap Joint Make a Rabbet, Groove & Combination Joint Make a Through-Mortise-&-Tenon Joint Drawbore a Mortise-&-Tenon Joint
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Part 1, with Christopher Schwarz
Hand-Tool Lessons 1-8
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