I’m not normally a fan of the shows on PBS, but even growing up I loved “The Woodwright’s Shop”. I will never be able to have the skills he has, nor the tools; not to mention my very bad habit of not really be a good steward with my tools. Aside from the really cool tools and techniques he uses is the fact that I remember seeing most of the tools in my Grandfathers tool box!
Today he was cutting hollow dovetails. The short 1/2 hour program (really only 20 minutes) isn’t enough time for super detail. Which is a shame. If they could double the time and let old Roy explain the concept and how to set the various tools. The tools he used were a really cool miter box (Pop, as we called my father’s father) has a smaller version, a very small mitre saw (never saw one so small before), a couple of chisels (there isn’t a show that he doesn’t use at least one chisel) and a long set bevel. It looked very much like the one I played with as a boy.