In this DVD, Joshua Klein, the editor of Mortise & Tenon Magazine, invites the viewer to join him in his workshop as he builds furniture using only hand tools. He demonstrates a wide range of techniques covering every step of the process from selecting and squaring up stock to applying finish, with particular focus on joinery.
Emphasizing the importance of sharpening, Klein also shows how to apply and maintain a keen edge on saws, chisels, planes and other tools. While demystifying many aspects of woodworking by hand, Klein shows that the use of hand tools goes beyond mere loyalty to tradition, often yielding better, more accurate results than power tools.
Highly recommended for woodworkers of any skill level, this is an in-depth study of value to anyone interested in making things by hand. 136 minutes.