Episode 11- Tools That Changed Woodworking – Part Two

scraperIn this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 Woodworking gang talks about hand tools that changed how they woodwork. It was certainly an easy topic – there was no hesitation involved as the guys laid out their candidates for top honors. What tools are mentioned? Let me scrape up a couple of clues, so you can cut to the chase and mark this off your list. Get it? Also, if you’re taking notes, pay attention to the finishing method that one of the guys uses to simulate a period finish – you never know what tidbits are going to come out in one of these sessions.


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2 thoughts on “Episode 11- Tools That Changed Woodworking – Part Two

  1. Enjoying this series as always. Though it’s a little scary when all three of you agree. I’m a lot younger than you (in woodworking years). Tools like the random orbit sander were well established when I came along. Except for replacing my Sears fence the “tools” that made the biggest improvement for me are the shooting board and the holdfast.
    I have my grandfathers NO. 80 scraper cast in bronze (I think). There are no markings. I don’t know the age. I (of course) have taken it one step further. I have – and love – the Lie-Nielsen Large Scraping Plane.
    I was wondering if you always turn a hook. Deneb Puchalski from LN doesn’t use one on the plane and I have read differing opinions on the NO. 80. I am assuming you are sharpening the blade at a 45 degree angle.

    Thanks Don

    1. Don,
      Glad you’re enjoying the podcasts and it’s scary for me too when we all agree. I will certainly agree with you on the holdfast thing (and to a great extent with the shooting board thing). Ever since I got my holdfasts from Tools for Working Wood, I wonder how I’d live without them.

      As to the No.80, I turn a hook on it every time. I had a scraper plane (not a Lie-Nielsen), but just never liked it as much as the 80 – personal preference. If you don’t turn a hook on the blade, you’ll be using it like Bob described in his blog post, “Get the Most From a Chisel – Use it Backwards”, though the angle of attack isn’t quite the same. Again, it boils down to personal choice.

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