hand tools

Cost of tools

You know as a seasoned woodworker, for three decades, I just can’t believe how the cost of woodworking tools have gone up. I have a list of hand tools I really would like for the shop ig. clamps,...

Hand Tools - Some New Some Old

In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for the few places where they just couldn’t do the...

Hand (made) Tools

This is what I have done so far in making my own tools. I have received a lot of inspiration from several of you. Thanks to you all. Center finder and magnet holder for the dial indicator. ...

Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs....

Hand made vs. Computer made

Well, I’m back. Sorry for the brief sabbatical but I’ve been out of town and upon my return I have been completely covered up with work. I’m certain this affects the lives of so many as I’m sure I...

HAND TOOLS

Here is my assortment of hand tools and most of them I have made myself . I don’t profess to be a hand tool only guy but I love the look and feel of them but power tools like a table saw can’t be...

A few hand tools......

My interests involve working both metal and wood. Unfortunately, my woodworking space is in the laundry room. Currently a disaster due to the shop reorganization caused by the purchase of another...

New Second Hand Tools #2

I’m slowly starting to get a decent bit of kit together and with many thanks to Jack I now have these little beauties to add to it ? They’ve given me the motivation to try out some relief...

Restoring The Rapier Plane

A friend recently gave me a bag with a bundle of goodies inside that needed cleaning up. Among them was this Rapier plane that as you can see is looking rather old and warn. I took...

Hand Tools #1: Flea Market Acquisitions

Today, I did good. I found a Millers-Falls Brace almost brand-new and a little hand-crank drill. I also found three tiny carving tools from E.C. Muller in Nevada. My final treasure finds were a...

Cleaning Up The Block Plane: Part 1

I found this in the shed and claimed it before finding out what it was. It’s a remnant of my granddad’s kit and hasn’t really been looked after. As you can see it has been left to rust and...

Storage, Tools And More Tools!

Today I finally managed to restore some order to the chaos that had ensure my absence from the shed. With the addition of the new tools for the business and the lack of storage space everything...