I have been busy writing my latest book in the past weeks. It is dedicated to hand tools and techniques to use them. Over the years, I have shifted to hand tools in my furniture studio. Although I continue to use machines to process wood from rough to dressed form, hand tools soon take over. I now enjoy the new quiet, dust-free environment I work in and focus on my work without noisy distractions. The new HAND TOOL WOODWORKING book describes the hand tools I regularly use in my furniture making. The bench appliances or aids used in my work are also presented. Instead of a general book cluttered with hand tools you might occasionally use, the emphasis here is to describe the tools and techniques used in my furniture making.

Discover how hand tools will improve your woodworking! This 130 pg. (eBook) provides an introduction to common hand tools and the techniques to use them. Embrace a new quieter, dust-free form of woodworking. The hand tools described are the tools used in my furniture making. Workbench techniques and bench appliances to make your woodworking more efficient are discussed.

Hand Tool Overview
Saws and Techniques
Chisels and Techniques
Hand Planes and Techniques
Workbench Techniques
The Shooting Board
The Bench Hook
The Dovetail Jig


Norman Pirollo