Friday 13 January 2017

Best original woodworking content of 2016

At the end of the year we wanted to share a review of some of the best original content from the Triton blog of 2016. It’s been a busy year for us filming in Europe and the USA to bring you stories about woodworkers and their lives, as well as sharing tips, ideas and book reviews. If you have any ideas for new content you would like us to produce in 2017 please do get in touch or leave a comment and thanks for connecting with us this year.

Timber Mountain Men Colorado A beautiful film in a stunning location high in the mountains above Colorado springs.

 PeytonHigh School Woods Program. A community determined to offer great vocational education brings disused buildings back to life with the support of awesome volunteers.  

Aprils Paintcabinet. Triton Brand Champion April Wilkerson shows you how to make a mobile paint cabinet for the workshop.

Makingspace, we visit the Dallas Makerspace an outstanding organisation giving people the opportunity to make and create together.

Architecturalmodel maker Charlie Palmer talks about the craft of putting a city block on your desktop

Marc Besnier a craftsman whose business Au Fil Du Bois makes quality wooden sleds and dog carriages

With the launch of the TWX7 workcentre two great makers demonstrated the versatility of this machine with their projects. George Vondriska from Woodworkes Guild ofAmerica demonstrates a simple picture frame  with no mitres and Chris Marshal from woodworkersJournal sets about making an heirloom tool chest.

In August we returned to catch up with Ben Crowe at Crimson guitars two years on from our initial visit to find a very different business and a happy guitar maker on great form.

Towards the end of the year we introduced our latest Brand Champion Matt Cremona from Minnesota USA with an insight into the man as well as some additional films made together with April Wilkerson. We will be seeing a lot more of both Matt and April in 2017.  

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Monday 9 January 2017

Setting up a hand plane with Matt Cremona and April Wilkerson

Using a properly set up hand plane is a really satisfying thing to do. A gentle hiss as it glides across your board and wafer thin curly shavings fall to the floor. But if you don’t set it up properly or have a blunt blade installed it’s a very different story of frustration, chattering blades and damaged boards. If you have just got your hands on a fancy brand new plane or want to breathe life into an older vintage model you have to set the thing up properly before use. In this film Triton brand champions Matt Cremona and April Wilkerson look at the process of setting up and tuning a hand plane.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Sharpening tips with Matt Cremona and April Wilkerson

Using really sharp tools is a great idea when your woodworking, it produces better results is really satisfying and is inherently safer as you apply less pressure and have more control with a sharp edge, this should not be a revelation to most of our readers.  But just what is the best way to get a really good edge on your tools? There are complete books on sharpening and guys who make a living from going round shows demonstrating techniques and selling all kinds of jigs and tools to make the job easier or more accurate. In reality the process is relatively simple and the tools you use are a lot more to do with personal preference and the size of your pocket book than anything else.    In this film Triton brand champions Matt Cremona and April Wilkerson look at the basics of sharpening a chisel and how that can be applied to many other tools. Check out Matt’s top tip for keeping an edge on your tools and avoid sharpening altogether.