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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #1: The Big Announcement; And a Bit About The Tools.

08-11-2011 05:54 AM by RGtools | 19 comments »

Recently I was contacted by MsDebbie to instruct a class on hand work (a big “thank you” to you and the person…you know who you are…who recommended me for the task). The focus is to be on someone who is getting into hand work or just starting and wants to use hand tools only. The whole point was to focus on the basic skills of calorie burning woodwork, quality and efficiency. I plan to start the class in late October which should help students scramble for tools if nee...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #2: The Recommended Tool Set, the Whys and Where's (part 1)

08-13-2011 07:54 PM by RGtools | 15 comments »

Often when galoots get into discussions about tools, the focus is either on planes or saws…sometimes even chisels get some love. What seems to never get as much attention as they deserve are the layout tools. This point mystifies me, because one of the most important skills in handwork is being able to split a line, be it with a plane or a saw. Good layout tools, make sure that your line (and the cut it guides) ends up in the right place. Shown here is a 12” combination squ...

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