10 Hand Tool Tips to Start Arguments

10 Hand Tool Tips to Start Arguments

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Woodworking has a lot of ins and outs. Especially when it comes to hand tools. Today we are looking at 10 tips and tricks for hand tool woodworking to improve your woodwork.

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50 Comments

  1. greg preston on December 8, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Good info James but I have a (silly) question.
    If the correct use of the mallet is to choke up on the handle and/or even grip it by the head, why don’t they have a stubby handle instead of the long one?
    I appreciate all you do.
    Thanx,
    Greg



  2. Graham on December 8, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Thanks so much for the charity shout-out. It’s so important for those of us who are fortunate enough to pitch in and help folks in need. Also, thanks for the tips and/or arguments!



  3. Joe Burney on December 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I keep a small bottle of water with my glue. Handy for whenever I need a bit of the most universal solvent there is.



  4. clint brown on December 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Excellent video. my grandpa a life long carpenter, taught me the same tips but with some cussing and funny phrases. "Use your g d guide finger" "slicker than greased owl sh#&t" Every tool in his shop was razor sharp. His little stanley block plane goes to work with me every day. Thanks for encouraging to help the less fortunate!!! Great videos keep them coming!



  5. Paco Vazquez on December 8, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Love the channel, I learn a bunch about woodworking.
    James, today I also learned how amazing, warmth, and kind person you are. Thank you



  6. KarlBunker on December 8, 2022 at 12:25 am

    The last tip — give to a charity — was the best of all of them. ๐Ÿ‘



  7. Adam Dearing on December 8, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Good on you mate! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



  8. Handcrafted by GR Broussard on December 8, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Oh my! I have issues with everything you said! Just kidding. Awesome instruction as always.



  9. Plakor on December 8, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Thanks. I donated.



  10. Fran Doyle on December 8, 2022 at 12:33 am

    If the mallet is to be held close to the head, why is the handle so long?



  11. Darryl Simpson on December 8, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Thanks, we in Ukraine appreciate everyoneโ€™s support and help.



  12. Thomas Hverring on December 8, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Thanks, James!



  13. Adrien Renaux on December 8, 2022 at 12:38 am

    David Charlesworth would panic watching you sharpen a chisel ahah!

    But honestly, no hate to him, I think both approaches are valuable and everyone should find their happy places between methodical and freestyle sharpening!



  14. DeDraconis on December 8, 2022 at 12:38 am

    That trick about connecting a line on all four sides JUST made it click for me why you can’t make all four corners of a piece perfectly 90ยฐ on a jointer, even when you’re using "square" 4×4 stock.



  15. Justin Lang on December 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Thank you for the video. And thank you for bringing World Central Kitchen to my attention.



  16. Profane James - James Lightfoot - Green Shiva on December 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    RABBLE! rabble rabble rabble ๐Ÿคฃ



  17. Adelheid Snel on December 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Thank you James for addressing the need for helping out in these dire times.



  18. rob meijers on December 8, 2022 at 12:48 am

    great tips and no arguments, but i do have a question: Why do you have te bent a scraper? I cannot get my head around the mechanics. Not bending seems more logical to me. Any one know why?



  19. Karl Alan on December 8, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Okay…now I’m thinking of making a carving mallet without a handle, maybe with groves for the fingers to grasp on the back.



  20. Wood By Wright How 2 on December 8, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Please think about supporting those that need it. https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout



  21. Darin on December 8, 2022 at 12:55 am

    How Dare YOU!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚



  22. Eric Meyer - Maker on December 8, 2022 at 12:56 am

    One tip, use a 1-2-3 block as a guide for chiseling square shoulders. Drop the chisel into the scribe line and then hold the block against the chisel. Then chop.



  23. Darrell V on December 8, 2022 at 12:57 am

    One of the best disaster relief programs that I know of is UMCOR (United Methodist Council on Relief). All of the organization administrative costs are paid by United Methodist churches, so every cent that is donated goes directly to relief efforts. Secondly, if you use Amazon, use Amazon Smiles. That creates a monetary gift to the charity of your choice. (At least, that’s the way I understand it) If my comments are out of line, please delete



  24. Jason Zodda on December 8, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Thank you for using your platform to help those in need. You are more than a good woodworker. You are a good person.



  25. tellthemborissentyou on December 8, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Planes are designed to be placed blade down on a workbench.



  26. Ian's Tools on December 8, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Really enjoyed this video!!



  27. Alan Jackson Fans on December 8, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Great video James sir lots information



  28. Triune Blades on December 8, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Another great video. Thanks for the simple, yet still so helpful tips you have us today!



  29. Bob Rees on December 8, 2022 at 1:01 am

    For people that don’t wear rings in the shop do to safety, a washer works just as well for determining a drill is level.



  30. MrSeminole77 on December 8, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Thank you for encouraging support to Ukraine- good man. The world would be a much better place with more men like you and less like Putin



  31. Cheryl Dawkins on December 8, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Donation is complete



  32. David Wood on December 8, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I remember being told by my woodworking teacher, my tafe teachers, my tradesmen. and even my personal trainer that the reason for pointing your index finger was because that finger is connected to the smallest muscle in your arm. So if you engage that finger when gripping things your arm gets tired faster.
    The control thing seems like a happy accident



  33. Christopher Castor on December 8, 2022 at 1:04 am

    JOSE ANDRES IS A FREAKING SAINT! World Central Kitchen kills it; you are a Legend for using your platform to spread some good in the world!
    Thank you James as always,
    -CY Castor



  34. Edward Thuer on December 8, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Check if your employer matches donations. Great way to DOUBLE what you can give. Mine did, I’m happy to say.



  35. Karol's Kakes on December 8, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Let us see this same info presented by a True Left Hander. You just hold every thing so Wrong!! Put Up Your Dukes – Get Ready to RUMBLE



  36. Jarkko Laiho on December 8, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Lost it at the first tip. If I tried that with a chisel, I’d have three different bevels from three different stones and a rounded-over edge from the strop.



  37. Pedro Pereira on December 8, 2022 at 1:06 am

    The woodworker James is nice but man is wonderful! Thanks James and family



  38. James Smith on December 8, 2022 at 1:06 am

    What’s your woman gonna do if some Ukrainian woman thinks this is her chance out with you offering rings!!!๐Ÿ˜ฏ



  39. Peet Koolstra on December 8, 2022 at 1:07 am

    I live on the other site of the oceaan where the people are running, the Netherlands. And yes, if you see how glade they are with the help they get. Even if it is a bit of food. Here we also have a lot of people that take them in there home. Don’t let them stand alone. Thanks.



  40. Dave Yoder on December 8, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Donation sent. Thanks for the inspiration.



  41. Chris Murley on December 8, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Great video and excellent shout out to the charity. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป



  42. StinkyParadox on December 8, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Thats alot of bug holes in that first piece of wood. Did you treat it with pesticide before it was brought in to the shop or is it no biggie?



  43. Paul Maryon on December 8, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Top work dude, supporting those that are in need



  44. Sam Bowman on December 8, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Super Video,,, loved the heart felt comments of donating to help others ! I’ve had a actual account with St. judes childrens hospital and research for yrs. That way it jus comes outta my bank account every month



  45. Alan Smith on December 8, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for the donation suggestion. Very meaningful to our community at WbW. Oh, and great video too.



  46. Contest Will on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 am

    one thing I always wondered but just accepted is why mallet has such a long handle then. balance?



  47. The Walnut Woodworker on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Strops are a amazing way to refresh an edge on chisels!



  48. Woodwork Therapy on December 8, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Great tips! I know the rag in a can oiler was a big tip for me in helping ease friction when planing.



  49. Jeremy R on December 8, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Great video, James. I really appreciate you mentioning the charity. Iโ€™ve been wanting to donate but wasnโ€™t sure of the best option. I will be looking into that charity. Thank you.



  50. CPARG on December 8, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Jason from fireball tool did a good video on back dragging files and its effect on files https://youtu.be/xbykic–SKA