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  • Woodworking with Hand Tools

There's little more meaningful in life than working with your hands. After all, creating with our hands is something we've been doing for centuries. For woodworkers, using hand tools is a source of pleasure, putting the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than on the result. Yet hand tools are also essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce.

“What's great about a book like this is that no matter how much you know, there's always something new to learn. It might be an entirely new way to tackle a task or a subtle refinement of a method you already use. Woodworking with Hand Tools is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning or expanding hand tool woodworking skills.” –Steve Branam,

In Woodworking with Hand Tools, an invaluable reference from the editors of Fine Woodworking, expert craftsmen explain how they choose, sharpen, and use every kind of hand tool. Whether you are a newcomer to the world of hand tool woodworking or have been enjoying the craft for years, Woodworking with Hand Tools will help you improve your hand tool skills all while you enjoy the satisfying relationship between tool and wood.

Additional Information
Cover 138
Publication Year 2018
Photos 275
Drawings 25
Isbn 978-1-63186-939-6
Author Editors of Fine Woodworking
Dimensions No
Pages 240
Format Paperback


Essential Hand-Tool Kit
Combo Squares: The Basics and Beyond
Every Woodworker Need a Cutting Gauge
Machinist's Calipers
Mastering the Card Scraper
You Need a Cabinet Scraper
4 Planes for Joinery
Get to Know Japanese Handplanes
Turn Your Shoulder Plane into a Star Performer
Got a Skew Chisel?
Choosing and Using Japanese Chisels
Setting Up Your New Japanese Chisel
4 Must-Have Handsaws
Get Sharp the Diamond Way

Skill-Building Hand-Tool Exercises
Do More with Your Block Pane
Three Ways to Clamp a Drawer for Planing
Saw Like an Old Pro
4 Chisel Tricks
File Joints for a Perfect Fit
Smooth Curves with Hand Tools
Make the Spokeshave Your Secret Weapon
Create Your Own Scratch Stocks
Make Custom Moldings
Prep Rough Lumber with Hand Tools
Don't Fear the Hand-Cut Dovetail
Build Your Own Handsaw
Custom Scrapers for Custom Work
Make a Pair of Grooving Planes
Shopmade Cutting Gauge
4 Bench Jigs for Handplanes
Hand-Built Home for Hand Tools
Build a Thoroughbred Shaving Horse

Intro No

Woodworking with Hand Tools

  • by Editors of Fine Woodworking
  • Paperback
  • Product Code: TP-FWW10071643
eBook (PDF)
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