Upon venturing down the route of woodworking, It's very easy to get caught up with all the tools and accessories available to you. Often making it confusing while choosing what tools you actually need. This section will help you make those decisions and develop your knowledge of the applications and terminology used when referring to these tools.
Planes come in all sorts of shapes, varieties and types. All of which share similar functions yet excel in certain areas more than others. This lesson teaches you everything you need to know when buying a plane to ensure you make an educated and informed decision.
If you've ever tried to purchase a chisel online or in a reputable tool store, you may be overwhelmed with the choices available. Different sizes, different types, different brands, all offering something different. In this lesson, I cut through that noise.
There are many different types fo saws out there. Different sizes, different names, different tooth patterns and different budgets. Some cut on the push stroke, some cut on the pull stroke, some can even cut curves. In this lesson, I guide you through everything!
While we are on the subject of tools, I thought I would share my personal favourite hand tools that I often recommend to both beginners and intermediate woodworkers alike. By the way, these recommendations are suited to a range of budgets!
Once you have decided which style and which type of tool you want to buy. You now have the added pressure of choosing the right brand! While the differences are often subtle, it's worth putting in the research to find something that feels right.
The Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual helped me tremendously when beginning woodworking and I've been recommending it to my viewers and students for years. I'm yet to hear a bad review from them.