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  1. Kyle Eversole on January 15, 2023 at 2:40 am

    this is awesome! I just back from a VERY frustrating result on a joint and this helps immensely. Thanks, Mike!

  2. Julian Marsh on January 15, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Aw bless you, I now know where I’ve been going wrong, yet so simple.

  3. Anon amous on January 15, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Do NOT buy “pepe amazing plan” or Woodprix, it’s a scam!

  4. Working Views on January 15, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Do what makes you feel happy and safe. Just save yourself the work station hopping. Chopping the entire thing works just as fast and no makes no dust. I recommend Paul Seller’s methods, much more reliable and satisfying. This new american style does not seem very accurate. That shoulder line looked very ragged.

  5. Gyre Brillig on January 15, 2023 at 2:47 am

    you seem to be very knowledgeable in regards to wood working, but your camera angles really stink.

    When you’re either lining up where the chisel should be or showing how it moves through the wood, you need to be showing a tight close up of where the chisel is being placed and how it is moved through the wood. The camera should NOT be pointing at the back of your hand from three feet away.

  6. Frank Rodriguez on January 15, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Sure your using it right

  7. Christopher Terry on January 15, 2023 at 2:49 am

    What was used to make the first cut? A Dozuki? Honestly, that original cut is my only problem. I can get it vertically straight but not perpendicular to the plane of the wood. Removing waste is not problem for me.

  8. Cody Fitzgibbon on January 15, 2023 at 2:51 am

    You sir, are a maestro. Your orchestra? Wood.

  9. Sarah Dunlap on January 15, 2023 at 2:53 am

    You really nailed it down for me! Lots of great tips here! Thank you!

  10. Dynamic Machine Design on January 15, 2023 at 2:57 am

    You can tell how sharp a chisel is by taste. A dull chisel tastes like steel, a sharp chisel tastes like blood 😉

  11. Ruthenican on January 15, 2023 at 2:58 am

    “Fret saw just isn’t going to cut it”

    I see what you did there

  12. kd7ura on January 15, 2023 at 2:59 am

    Under cutting your doves, is that for extra glue ? fit check first fit and check again. if we were in a hurry we would use a router and jig not hand tools. under cutting eventually leads to loose joints

  13. wade saunders on January 15, 2023 at 3:02 am

    what would be the bevel angle on those chisels? would you be using the same angle to pare with?

  14. Mark Harris on January 15, 2023 at 3:03 am

    I use thin cuts because I’m not confident enough yet, and prefer to creep up on my marking lines. It seems it’s a case of "carry on as you are" for me.

  15. WindOnMyWings on January 15, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Thanks a lot, that was very useful!

  16. Broken TomBot on January 15, 2023 at 3:06 am

    I really like the nuances here. I’m a rough carpenter who does some precision stuff sometimes. I really appreciate these little lessons on the details. Thanks!

  17. Pam on January 15, 2023 at 3:07 am

    detail and clean crafting

  18. Walter Rider on January 15, 2023 at 3:09 am

    thank you

  19. dalan wanbdiska on January 15, 2023 at 3:10 am

    Nice. Know i know which saw i need to cut small wood in tight spaces. Im doing a 303 british stock and im redoing the entire rear end of the front stock. Using chisel work i got the main piece of wood shaped shaped close to the original. Next i need to cut some wood in a small space and i could use this saw. Good info.

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    that’s not "Basics"!! LMAO. 1st. that needs Yasuki steel chisel. 2nd. has to learn the sharpening techniques and needs many stones. yeah that was wonderful chisel (maybe 正繋 or 大内 chisel) and wonderful craftsman you. Thank you I learned many.

  21. Pat Mat on January 15, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Thank you! Sharp chisels and thin cuts.

  22. Amjad Hani on January 15, 2023 at 3:12 am

    What is that type of bench called?

  23. ArgentOrangeOK on January 15, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Man I like those Knew Concept fret saws, but I cringe at the $100+ price tage for one.

  24. Melvin Denny on January 15, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Many thanks. My Grandfather was a old school master carpenter, they had to be cabinetmakers to become what they were. Now I see what those tools in his tool chest were for.

  25. ironman tooltime on January 15, 2023 at 3:15 am

    Chisel for thin cuts, saw for waste, good lesson 👍

  26. Banging Toolbox on January 15, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Nice looking dovetail joins. Do you think you could do the same job with that big saw on the wall.

    By the way, Is there a reason you don’t use a wooden mallet for your chisel? Is it because you are working with hardwood.

  27. Martin morfe on January 15, 2023 at 3:18 am

    You did it great. Well Done. Thanks!!!

  28. Bart Van Wunsel on January 15, 2023 at 3:20 am

    I need a vice… I keep trying to do stuff like this without it… I can’t make it work. Hurray, I get to go shopping! 😛

  29. John Roth on January 15, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Thank you. The zen master of fine woodworking.

  30. Derp ToTheMax on January 15, 2023 at 3:22 am

    A list of all tools that are focused on would be really helpful.

  31. Alfredo Zambrano on January 15, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Band saw Really? Why not go for a router dovetail jig ? I bet the chisels will be kept sharp.

  32. Gabe Vanek on January 15, 2023 at 3:23 am

    I dig your jigs😉For chisel my nisel.

  33. The Official Terry Crews YouTube Channel on January 15, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Hey, I didn’t know Louis C. K. Did wood work! Learn new things every day.

  34. Duke on January 15, 2023 at 3:27 am

    A few years back my wife and I had to replace a fairly complicated counter top on our boat. It had raised mahogany edges and had quite a few mahogany framed cubbys. Most all of it required hand cutting and chamferring. This is when I fell in love with woodworking and especially my chisels. This is a great video explaining many of the things I discovered. Thank you for sharing this with us all.

  35. Notan on January 15, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for the excellent tips. Could you explain your preference in mallets as well? Is there any advantage to using dead blow mallets for this type of work?

  36. electricfields1 on January 15, 2023 at 3:27 am

    oh, so im not supposed to hit the chisel as hard as i can and break my wrist?

  37. Brian on January 15, 2023 at 3:28 am

    "Just isn’t going to cut it". Nice.

  38. Bruno Ch. on January 15, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I can’t understand the criticism. Clearly this guy is an expert, I learned a lot watching this video and eventually will do things my own way with the additional tips and tricks he was kind enough to teach. Thank you sir for sharing your skills – and good video too.

  39. fringefilms on January 15, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Thank you Mike. Another well thought out and executed video. Great tips.

  40. Robert Avery on January 15, 2023 at 3:30 am

    It’s all about understanding the path of least resistance. Even the basic design of a chisel lends itself to offset forces. Thanks

  41. marcus smallhouse on January 15, 2023 at 3:30 am

    I have been wood working for a few years now playing with chisels and this video opened my eye simple ways to improve my work! Excellent educational video!

  42. gyulalszabo on January 15, 2023 at 3:31 am

    I like your joints and basslines! <3

  43. David W on January 15, 2023 at 3:31 am

    There is an apparently still-working 22-580 planer in the background. I got one of those when I first started woodworking. It cracked in transit (which required replacement of some of the cast parts) and went downhill from there, quickly getting damage on the mild steel bar that’s used as a blade retainer and chipbreaker.

    Guess what’s NLA from delta. Or whoever owns delta now, and whatever they call it. I’m surprised to see one that hasn’t broken something that isn’t available. Those were good for delta, i’d bet, but not so good for anyone buying one.

  44. Kun Lee on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 am

    What more could yoh possibly teach me about a chissel? Turns out everything.

  45. 8gmm8 on January 15, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Well now you´ve really managed to find all possible ways to avoid any skill needed to use chisels the way they´re supposed to do their very own job. What a tragedy. Bandsaw needed to make a chisel work? You better use nothing but a pullsaw and a 5mm chisel for any job coming up for the next 2 years, then you´ll start understanding what you´re trying to explain expertly to the world out there. C´mon America, we´re not f**king around.

  46. Christopher on January 15, 2023 at 3:36 am

    What’s the weight of your mallet?

  47. canus lupis on January 15, 2023 at 3:36 am

    I found this video very helpful, so many thanks for posting.

  48. Rahul M on January 15, 2023 at 3:37 am

    I learnt things I was scared to try before but after watching this no longer feel as scared

  49. Myrmidon717 on January 15, 2023 at 3:37 am

    what chisels is he using?

  50. David W on January 15, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Lots of finger fatigue holding the chisel blade instead of the handle. Chisels of that type in japan and china (yes, I know they are japanese, but there are chinese chisels of similar proportion) are generally held only by the handle.

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