Izzy Berger

  • These exercises will work on your control of the flat-bottomed spokeshave and establish good patterns for continuously reading the grain:

    Convex and […]

  • Hi,

    Generally we polish out the inside of the hollow area and then sharpen the bevel and then strop the bevel and we never have to touch the inside except to remove the burr which we can do with a round […]

  • Hi,

    No we don’t round the corners on scrapers because the blade is flexed into the wood and the corners of the scraper blade remain flush with the surface of the holder.

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • Hi Stephen,

    Paul may not have used this but he says its a good price.

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • Hi Steve,

    Paul says if you want a closed mouth you can add a wooden sole and you would have the benefit of both types. He recommends the Lee Nielsen.

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • H Stephen,

    Paul says any brass ferrules will work, the diameter will depend on the chisels you bought (Paul’s Aldi Chisels are 10 years old and manufacturing production may have changed).

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • Hi Jim,

    I’m glad to hear this has helped!

    Izzy

  • With a new year comes new resolutions and we hope woodworking is one of yours! It can be daunting starting a new hobby, especially with all the information on the internet, it can be difficult to know where to […]

  • Hi Stephen,

    Information on which router planes Paul recommends for beginners can be found in our buying guide.

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • Hi Stephen,

    Thank you for your message.

    No Bahco didn’t get back to Paul. He has used the Japanese Shinwa.

    Kind Regards,
    Izzy

  • Izzy Berger commented on the post, Sash Clamps 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi,

    I have passed on your query to Paul and below is his answer:

    Yes, not all double sided tapes are created equal. I have been fortunate to have access to extra strong double sided tape. If you want to, you […]

  • Hi Marc,

    I asked your question to Paul and below is his answer:

    We don’t really recommend a specific manufacturer because the burnisher itself is such a basic standard tool that there is no one better b […]

  • Hi Michael,

    I asked your question to Paul and his answer is below:

    It depends on what the shellac is used for, if you’re using the shellac as a finished finish then it’s fine but if you chose to paint over it, […]

  • Hi Karol,

    I asked your question to Paul and his answer is below:

    No you can get these to work just fine. They just feel tinny because of the plastic handles which can be replaced with wooden ones. (See Paul’s […]

  • Hi Rick,

    I asked your question to Paul and his answer is below:

    I can only assume you have bought a thick iron because an iron even 1/16th thicker than the standard iron that came with the plane should not cause […]

  • As the new year approaches we have been reflecting on everything we’ve done these past few months.

    It’s been a busy time for us as we’ve moved to our new building and built our custom garage studio which […]

  • Hi Steve,

    I have passed your question on to Paul and below is his answer:

    In my view, inline handles, as in gent’s saws, are very fine saws. I like them and I use them equally and I interchange between one and t […]

  • Izzy Berger wrote a new post, Sash Clamps 4 weeks ago

    Sash clamps are used to hold together projects for an extended period of time, this is usually when gluing up to ensure the parts don’t move while the glue dries. They can also be used for temporary assembly ( […]

  • Izzy Berger commented on the post, Wood Finishes 1 month ago

    Hi Sverre,

    Thank you for your comment.

    Paul says that they could go that route, he thinks the business of plant based oils turning rancid is most unusual and he’s never had that happen in 50 years of making […]

  • Izzy Berger commented on the post, Buying a Panel Saw 1 month ago

    Hi Nikola,

    Pauls says the Spear & Jackson saw is intended as a combination saw so supposedly for rip and crosscut. However, this does not work well. We sharpen the saw for a ripcut (See Paul’s YouTube video here) […]

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