In this video I talk about how I set up my hand planes in seven simple steps. At the end of the video I talk about my hand plane collection.
In this video I talk about the cordless hand power tools that I use, where I'll cover what I like about the tools, what I dislike about them and ultimately whether I'd recommend buying them or not.
In this video I make a wooden YouTube Play Button, because I hit 20k subs and 100k subs (which is when YouTube will present an official plaque) seems quite far away!
I chose mahogany for two good reasons - firstly, it has a reddish tint and secondly I had some small scraps of it to use up! These pieces came from some reclaimed wooden hat and coat stands - the pieces I used were the feet that supported the upright piece.
I started by ripping them square on the tablesaw, to remove the tapered face.
In this video I use some reclaimed perspex to make a sharpening station to hold my sharpening stones/plates.
I used perspex rather than wood as I use water to lubraicate my plates and stones and I didn't want a material that would absorb the water.
I use the following products for sharpening, and as you see at the end of the video I get pretty good results with these.
I made the mistake of buying a cat scratching post that was too small for my cat to use comfortably... So I gave it away (to someone with a kitten) and thought I'd make one for my cat, Dylan.
For materials, I used a pallet that I found in my recent "how to get wood for free" video. I'd use the stringers to make the post, and the slats to make the base. I dismantled and de-nailed the pallet using a crowbar.