Author Archives: mgodfrey

VIDEO – Smashing Planes

After reviewing some planes for the June 2009 issue of Popular Woodworking, Editor Christopher Schwarz wanted to determine what type of iron made up a new plane from China. So we quickly grabbed the camera to show you a time-tested technique for testing iron composition. (Hint: it involves an anvil and a heavy hammer).

VIDEO – Slanted Setup for Spring Joints

Senior Editor Glen D. Huey explains why he sets his jointer knives at a slant and then shows you how to make a spring joint for edge joining using this method. This video is complimentary to the April 2009 article "Three Ways to Make Edge Joints."