Tag: The Daily Matt

Return of “The Daily Matt?”

July 15, 20150 Comments

Don’t let the title get your hopes up, cause it’s not actually coming back. But while I’m stepping out of the shop and enjoying the warm days of summer making plans for upcoming projects, grilling, and watching my son mow the grass, I thought you might like to revisit all 86 episodes of “The Daily […]

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Grab Bag of News

May 25, 20100 Comments

I know many of you are probably wondering what’s happened to The Daily Matt. The simple truth is, with the warm weather on hand and my schedule getting busier I’m cutting things back to a more manageable version. I’m planning to continue releasing videos on hand planes, especially considering it’s one of the most requested […]

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The Daily Matt No.76

February 14, 20100 Comments

Today’s post is all about a great project being put together by our very own Marc Spagnoluo The Wood Whisperer. Cancer is a horrible disease that touches so many of us. While we’ve made great advances in research and treatment it’s something we’re far from a cure for. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try […]

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The Daily Matt No.75

February 10, 20101 Comment

Today let’s talk about wooden bodied hand planes. While the majority of us these days are only familiar with metal-bodied planes, the wooden version are just as usable and give equally amazing results when properly tuned. Is there a big difference in the shop when using them? With the limited experience I’ve had, they perform […]

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The Daily Matt No. 74

February 9, 20104 Comments

Today’s episode we take a quick look at some of the adjusters on the metal bodied planes. During an earlier episode I tried to explain the parts of a plane, but there was one little adjuster I completely overlooked. So while I go back to discuss this little adjuster that does a lot I thought […]

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The Daily Matt No. 73

February 8, 20100 Comments

Today’s episode is a chance to get caught up on some comments and questions that have come in and also to point you in the direction of resources to answer those questions. Many of you have asked when we’ll be covering plane restoration. It’s in the pipeline, just further down the line though. So until […]

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The Daily Matt No. 71

February 3, 20101 Comment

One of the most common questions I get regularly is “Why buy a high end plane like those from Lee Valley or Lie-Nielsen?” “Is there a real difference?” “Can’t an inexpensive plane do the same thing?” After having some experience with Premium planes and some not so premium ones, I’m starting to understand what works […]

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The Daily Matt No. 67

January 25, 20102 Comments

Taking a little detour from our the scheduled topic today to make sure you have a chance to checkout a few things! First thing I want to mention is Tom Fidgen’s new website www.theunpluggedwoodshop.com. Heading into the holidays I had mentioned receiving my copy of his new book “Made By Hand – Furniture projects from […]

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The Daily Matt No. 66

January 21, 20101 Comment

Today’s episode is part 2 of the bench plane discussion. Let’s learn more about the planes that fall into the medium and fine groupings. As always, if you have any questions you know how to find me by visiting the website or dropping me a line via email. I do have one little request or […]

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The Daily Matt No. 65

January 19, 20102 Comments

As promised The Daily Matt will now start appearing in the regular feeds for the show. So if you’re a subscriber to either the video or audio feeds you’ll find it whenever I post a new episode. Of course it’s still available at YouTube.com too, which is where you’ll find all of the previous episodes. […]

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