Hand Tool Corner

Sharpening

In this month’s column, I want to talk about what I believe is the number one skill for hand tool woodworkers and that is sharpening.  This is a skill that at times seems more like art than science and there are almost as many ways to accomplish the objective as there are woodworkers.  At the…

Hand Tool Corner

Inspiration

In this month’s column, I want to talk about inspiration.  As a hand tool woodworker sometimes, it is just nice to sit back and watch someone with great skill use hand tools to create a masterpiece.  The most recent video posting to YouTube by Doucette and Wolfe is an outstanding example of skill and craftsmanship. …

Hand Tool Corner

Workbenches

In this month’s column, I want to talk about the workbench which is critical for the hand tool woodworker.  When working with hand tools you learn very quickly that you must be able to hold in the wood in an effective manner to cut, plane, shape or otherwise work with the wood.  Workbenches first and…

Hand Tool Corner

Hand Planes

In this section of the newsletter, I am planning to share information and resources specifically related to hand tools. Each month I want to share information about hand tools, their use, and their makers that I think you will find interesting. This is a new concept and I want to encourage Guild members to let…

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