Sharpen your tools—and skills—to create the most striking furniture. A charming shaker stool, a focal piece blanket chest, an unpretentious step-back cupboard, a classic chest with drawers. These fine pieces of handcrafted furniture, each with a nod toward simpler times, can be yours with Hand Tools guiding the way.
This special publication for passionate woodworkers, culled from the pages of Fine Woodworking magazines, introduces you to all of the hand tools you need to create beautiful furniture in a home shop. One stroll through the hardware store and it’s clear that there are many hand tools to choose from. The assortment can be overwhelming and expensive! Here, you’ll learn exactly which tools you need most, and then you’ll discover how to sharpen and maintain them for years of masterful, cost-effective use.
Stock your shop with the 12 hand tools every woodworker needs. Which ones do you already have? Which ones are you missing? Hand Tools walks you through the list, and then teaches you how to perfect your skills so you can start creating the heirloom furniture you have always wanted.
You’ll learn how to:
- Unleash your block plane to create crisp, touch-friendly details
- Use a fillister specialty plane for cutting quick rabbets and more
- Get some serious shavings with a card scraper
- Let the “dynamic duo”—the Jack Plane and smoother—take your work beyond machine-made as you tackle joinery and surface prep
- Create 4 bench jigs and a batch of simple inlay tools called scratch stock
- Employ fast, surefire sharpening methods for a keen edge every time
Expert tricks, time-tested secrets, professional tips for greater accuracy—it’s all here. Our experts show you how to get the best results from your hand tools for tight-fitting joinery, beautiful shapes and flawless surfaces in your work, and so much more. No matter what you’re working on in your wood shop, Hand Tools teaches you everything you need to complete the job like a true craftsman.
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SKU FWW10D17032 Table Of Contents GETTING STARTED
The Essentials - A dozen hand tools every woodworker needs
Get Sharp – Fast Surefire method yields a keen edge every time
Bench Planes: The Missing Manual - Expert advice on set-up and use
Jack Plane and Smoother: A Dynamic Duo - For joinery or surface prep, this tandem takes your work beyond machine-made
Modified Iron Leaves No Tracks - Round the corners for a flawless surface
How to Tame Wild Grain - Prevent tearout with a back-beveled iron
Revive a Vintage Plane - Get a high-performance tool without spending a fortune
CHISELS AND MORE
Bench Chisel Magic - Four Tricks for Getting the Most from your Chisels
Tricks for Handsaw Joinery - With Practice this hand tool can be faster than machines
The Fabulous Fillister - Specialty plane cuts quick rabbets and more
A Router Plane isn't for Routing - Unique Tool Specializes in trimming joinery
Unleash Your Block Plane - Perfect tool for creating crisp, touch-friendly details
Banish tearout and mill marks - The Cabinet Scraper cleans up machine
Get Serious Shavings with a Card Scraper - The Secret: A smart, simple way to sharpen
JOINING AND SHAPING
Dovetails, Step-by-Step - The ultimate in hand-cut joinery
Best Way to Fit Tenons - A shoulder plane dials in the perfect fit
How to Handle Curves - Smooth, sinous edges by plane, shave and rasp
Shaker Stool - Angled braces and wedged through-tenons make a sturdy seat
Blanket Chest - A dovetail tour de force
Step-Back Cupboard - A traditional case piece, all by hand
Chest with Drawers - The home your tools deserve
4 Bench Jigs - Simple fixtures ensure accurate work
The Scratch Stock - Make a batch of these simple inlay tools
Video No Author Editors of Fine Woodworking Publication Year 2014 Dimensions No Pages 124 Photo No Drawings No Extra No Other Formats 17032 Format eBook (PDF) Cover PDF Download
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