Getting Started with 5 Basic Hand Tools First off, I’m going to focus on what I consider to be the five basic hand tools for working with wood. These are the fundamentals that will allow you to build anything.
It's easy to get romantic about woodworking—little ribbons of poplar curling from the plane, sunlight glinting off the chisel's steel, the silence, the scent—but the spirit of the endeavor is function,
Woodworking is a skill in which the phrase “the right tool for the job” is particularly applicable. In my time as a woodworker I’ve come across interesting tools that have struck my fancy. Some of the
[Photo: Tom Wright] Traditional craftsman quality combined with a modern artistic style. That's the goal of NK Woodworking. Started by Nathie Katzoff three years ago in South Seattle, he and his staff