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Hand Tools

Some think that hand tools are mostly a thing of the past, but there's nothing further from the truth. Planes, chisels, and saws are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tools that perform without a cord.


7 Essential Layout Tools

7 Essential Layout Tools

With a small collection of the right tools, you can handle just about any layout task — efficiently and accurately. Read More

Using a Card Scraper

Using a Card Scraper

Sharpening a card scraper is a popular topic among woodworkers. But once you get a card scraper sharp, how do … Read More

Emergency Rasp

Emergency Rasp

A set of files and rasps comes in handy for shaping workpieces. But if you don't have a particular tool … Read More

Hand Saw Depth Guide

Hand Saw Depth Guide

Cutting to a consistent depth is a key part of working with a hand saw. In addition to your layout … Read More

Tool Caddy

Tool Caddy

Chisels and carving tools are nice to have close at hand, but you don't want the sharp edges exposed. Here's … Read More

Small Parts Miter Trimmer

Small Parts Miter Trimmer

It isn't easy to trim a small piece of molding once it's been cut. You need a way to hold … Read More

The Versatile Block Plane

The Versatile Block Plane

A block plane can be a vital tool for helping your projects look their best. Master a few basic techniques … Read More

Handy Chisel Techniques

Handy Chisel Techniques

Chisels are some of the most versatile tools in your shop. Here's how to get better results using them. Read More

Flattening a Waterstone

Flattening a Waterstone

Waterstones cut quickly to speed up the process of sharpening your edge tools. Over time, the surface of the stone … Read More

Circles and Curves Made Easy

Circles and Curves Made Easy

Curves and arcs add interest to your projects. Discover our favorite tools for drawing them in. And find out how … Read More

The Essential Layout Tool

The Essential Layout Tool

You can't beat a pencil for most marking tasks. But you have some options when it comes to accuracy and … Read More

The Best Tool for Angles

The Best Tool for Angles

Every shop needs a few good rulers and squares. But these won't often work for angles. Find out why a … Read More

Handy Squares for Layout

Handy Squares for Layout

There's a wide variety of measuring and marking tools available. When it comes to squares, here are three that are … Read More

The Right Way to Use a Rule

The Right Way to Use a Rule

Steel rules are basic tools. But it still takes a little know-how to make consistent, accurate measurements. Here are a … Read More

Must-Have Measuring Tools

Must-Have Measuring Tools

Accurate work begins with accurate measuring. Here are two types of rules that no woodworker should be without. Read More