Everything you need to start woodworking with hand tools!
Hand tool woodworking can be a source of great pride, satisfaction and amazing results--not to mention less noise and sawdust. But there's a lot to learn, what with a seemingly endless array of chisels and mallets to workbenches and handplanes. You'll learn proven methods for sharpening your tools, prepping your stock and timeless joinery techniques including mortise-and-tenon joins, dovetails, rabbets and others. Within these pages you'll find:
• Advice for selecting the tools you need and setting up shop • Complete instructions for using the tools you'll reach for time and again • Tuning processes for keeping your tools sharp and precise • Technique variations and alternate methods so you can decide what works best for you Take the mystery out of hand tools and experience the satisfaction of crafting something truly handmade.
About the Author
Woodworker and hand tool instructor Steve Branam is the creator of Popular Woodworking's "Intro to Hand Tools" video series. He also writes the woodworking blog CloseGrain.com, an excellent source for pojects, techniques, and woodworking news.