Check out our latest DVD review of the Ultimate Bandsaw Set Up & Maintenance
By Phil Davy, The Woodworker Autumn 2018
Following on from his excellent range of hand tool DVDs, furniture maestro Peter Sefton has progressed to Series 2, focusing on woodworking machinery. Starting with the bandsaw, I should point out that this is the first of three DVDs dealing solely with this machine, the subsequent pair concentrating on Advanced Techniques – we’ll take a closer look at those in a future issue.
By Darin Lawrence, Woodcraft Director of Product Development
A Hand Plane is a specialised tool designed to hold a sharpened blade to accomplish a specific woodworking task. It is usually pushed or pulled along a surface to cut or smooth a piece of wood. Prior to the introduction of motorised power tools, hand planes were needed to bridge the gap between rough lumber and finished projects.
Check out this review of Peter Sefton's Chisel and Plane Sharpening DVD on UKWorkshop.co.uk - woodworking forum.
How lucky we are that we have one then.
Peter Sefton looks at abrasive coatings, and promotes the use of Mirka's Abranet.
The density of the sanding material decides the sanding result. The basic rule is that the denser the coating, the larger the stock removal and better surface finish. However, in order to prolong the lifetime of the sanding material as well, a more open coating can be better when sanding soft clogging materials and lacquer finishes.
Reviewed by Wood Workers Institute
Woodpeckers have recently introduced a range of three sets of carbide-tipped turning tools called Ultra-Shear. The sets are either small, medium or full size. The ones I am testing here comprise the full-size set, 600mm overall length. The blade shaft is 16mm in diameter and projects 200mm from the ferrule of the handle. The handles are made from a close-grained hardwood and sport a coloured ferrule and an end-cap on the lower end of the handle. I must admit to liking the look of the tools – they appear solid and ready for work...