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Basic Woodworking Tools

Learn about basic woodworking tools from Makeville Studio in this Howcast woodworking video.


When you're first getting started in woodworking one of the basic skills you're going to want to get under your belt is working with hand tools. These are some basic tools you're going to start with: one of them is a back saw, another is a set of bench chisels, and the third is hand planks and there's a couple of different styles of hand planks to work with, but I always recommend starting with the block planks because they're the easiest to use, small and also very affordable. With these range of tools you should be able to do a lot of work, even if you're working with machines as well. There's a lot of work that you will need to do with hand tools, such as pairing two mortises, quick cuts with the handsaws is also something that's faster than setting up a table saw or bandsaw, and block planks can be used for quick smoothing or chamfering of edges which could take longer on a rattertable for example. So with these tools under your belt you're ready to go.

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