Seattle Fine Woodworking

Seattle Fine Woodworking

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  1. The Poplar Shop on January 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I see Festools in the background. Love the display of hand tools and the pup running around the shop. Nice looking shop! Thanks for posting.

  2. James Blanchette on January 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This plan sure delivered all that was stated on the sales page and I can even say more than said [Google search>>> ]. Using the plans to build has helped me build more at a lesser time. you don’t have to be a professional to build with these plans. They are easy to implement.

  3. jhifishhead on January 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm


  4. monkeyzeetube on January 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    cool…I prefer the old school hand tools than the modern power tools..

  5. calumslam on January 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    everything is soo rushed, this is not fine furniture making, the fit of that hinge at the top was awful i mean it could be the camera but i doubt it, stick to the power tools i think, but nice shop

  6. Holly Rhodes on January 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I bet that anyone who ever tried building his or her project utilizing do it yourself instructions, at least one time, went through the irritating time when the result always was much worse than expected.

  7. Vasya Yatsenko on January 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Enjoy woodprix woodworking instructions.

  8. Andrew Stone on January 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm


  9. svendmusic on January 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Maybe he’s just uncomfortable on camera…

  10. S Gudur on January 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Damn it.. I am jealous!!! I would never get to that level, with my limited space and tools!!

    But, Respect to you, Great job!

  11. jessestrum on January 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    well keith  really enjoy watching you video,s, i know a lot of what you do,but i think you,ve got some great  methods , i can,t wait to try some of your ideas .i can,t understand negative comments, they should head what they like , ignore what they dont like.and shut the xxxx up . all the best

  12. truebluekit on January 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    I wonder why some people are so negative about this vid. Certainly, I can’t speak for the guy, but I can see that he’s very confident not only in his tools, but also in his ability to correct or compensate for any dings his tools get. Case in point, at about 10:15, his carpenter’s square was bent, but the line he drew was still straight. So the guy doesn’t baby his tools because he doesn’t have to.

    As to him speaking like that, not everyone speaks like Paul Sellers or Norm Abrams in front of the camera. This guy reminds me of a really good engineer I knew, who’s recognized as a leading expert in his field, but is painfully shy of talking to non-experts about his work. He tries his best, but tends to rush or simplify things, because they’re so basic to him and he doesn’t want to bore you, but for others it’s really amazing stuff.

  13. fudsgyf on January 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    12:00 saw stop the greatest saw i have one at work

  14. Alan Simpson on January 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Really interesting video. I wish I had your range of tools both hand and power. I learned quite a few things from you in a short space of time so many thanks.

  15. Tak Juju on January 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    What kind of chisel are you using? I’ve been wanting to buy some larger chisels but done know where to start. I really like the hollow back. I own a set of newer marbles but am looking to get a little deeper into hand tools. I’ve got several lie Nielsen hand planes now. Getting into using hand tools verse power tools. Watched quite a few of your videos and you have inspired me to get back to the roots of carpentry. Thanks.

  16. Jim Bo on January 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never seen or even heard of a "slot mortice plane" before. I guess it’s faster than a hand router. If I don’t have an electric router I just use a chisel. Getting a flat bottom for the hinge is not easy if the grain is difficult. Just using hand tools is more satisfying and quieter, but requires skill.
    Great video.

  17. Lone Wolf on January 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Wow – the only other Wisner right-angle skew I’ve seen besides the one in my chest – LOVE it – great on burl veneer trimming and other misc. applications

  18. Patrick Perry on January 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm


  19. lampoon154 on January 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Wow, I learned a lot about hand-work! A great tour and great looking shop. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Denise Gaul on January 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Loved this video. So many good ideas from a clear master.

  21. reed cooper on January 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Love your work, knowledge, and skill. Excellent presentation skills. I appreciate that you cut to the chase so we get the specifics and not the wasted time on basic information. If someone is looking at fine woodworking they should already have very good skills and competent understanding as well as the tools needed. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

  22. Robert Williams on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for showing us around. I learnt a lot about hand tools I did not know exist, Cheers, Rob.

  23. youllregretit on January 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    ha! i was thinking "where’s his router plane for this job?" and then he used his bench plane as a router plane. nice idea!

  24. Jade Henderson on January 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

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  25. Joseph Ford on January 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Wow. One incredible teacher and shop, I’m impressed to say the least.

  26. JimmY on January 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    cool shop, but why do you abuse all your tools and throw everything around? and your tone of voice, it gives such an un-relaxed feeling and gives the impression that you have no passion or arent happy, which makes watching videos like this, a task to watch rather than a pleasure.

  27. Pepe Bautista on January 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Nice but is old school
    Now i use router to do that job in one minut..

  28. binnsh on January 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I like your little miter box for use at point of need. Gotta make one for shoe molding as you suggest. No more trips back and forth to the miter saw!

  29. SuperKwame1 on January 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for this nice video.

  30. Tyler Padgett on January 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Why the hell would someone not just use a router for hinges? If you did a whole house worth of hinges with a chisel you would be all day.

  31. Michelle Eisenhower on January 16, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    The great news is you possibly can build project yourself even born with ten thumbs

  32. kreg mcmahon on January 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Nice shop !

  33. Rotwang72 on January 16, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I prefer the right tool, power or not, for the job. What a ridiculous comment you made.

  34. srbin srpski on January 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Whats name of this black color tools behind of your bench?

  35. MrLiveEra on January 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Why use the plane on that hinge mortice when you could achieve a better finish in a faster time with a chisel

  36. Geneva Stokes on January 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

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  37. Abraham Delatorre on January 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Great advise. Dont know why some comments are negative below?? Guess they were expecting a brightly-lite video weekend garage-shop-master who hangs up plane shavings on their wall like a trophy instead of just tossing them to the floor like any real craftsman would.
    Keep up the good work sir.

  38. Xavier Paquin on January 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Look at the size of those fingers!

  39. James Mitchell on January 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Dude, do you even know how much money you have invested in planes and chisel’s?