Article Index David Charlesworth

Learning Curves

A cambered cutting edge is essential for fine finishing cuts with a hand plane – and it has many other surprising uses. By David Charlesworth Pages: 53-59 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Plane blades that are sharpened straight and square are essential in all shoulder and rabbet planes, and...

Precision Hand Planing

Use a curved blade in a handplane to make boards with truly flat faces and dead-straight edges. By David Charlesworth Pages: 54-59 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now I described my method for curved plane blade sharpening in an article titled “Learning Curves” in the August 2005 issue (#149). You...

The Precision Band Saw

With a few thoughtful tune-ups, your band saw can be a precise cutting tool. By David Charlesworth Pages: 57-61 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now I wonder how many of us are friends with our band saw and consider it one of the most useful and versatile machines in the...

Success With Scraper Planes

Understand and tune up one of the best weapons in the war against tearing. By David Charlesworth Pages: 42-45 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Scraper planes are some of my favorite tools, excellent for avoiding or removing tear-out whilst maintaining a flat surface. Card scrapers will remove tear-out, but...

The Ruler Trick

Radically reduce the time it takes to prepare and sharpen a plane iron with the help of a $5 steel ruler. By David Charlesworth Pages: 82-86 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now I have been teaching furniture making for more than 27 years and am convinced that most amateurs are...