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Posted on hand tool kit for lumber->furniture, etc. while camping

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 03:28 PM

I’m very jealous of a co-worker who has a Bonsa Tool Kit:

and have asked a similar question (focusing on multi-tools), but never acted on it. Here was the consensus:

The idea of adding boring tools to work w/ green wood is an interesting one.

- block plane
- push drill
- fine and coarse half-round files
- Gransfors carving axe
- Mora crooked knife
- one or two Japanese planes or a Stanley #5 with a few spare blades
- a skew rabbetting block plane with a knicker
- Lee Valley small plow
- a couple of chisels (1/4” chisel and perhaps a 1/4” mortise chisel)
- a midsize Ryoba (double sided saw) or a single edge replaceable blade saw (like the Z Saw brand)
- marking gauge
- sliding bevel
- and a tape

and especially for suggesting, ``Toshio Odate’s book on Japanese tools and their use’’—- added to my Amazon wish list.

Interesting that only three of the suggested tools (Leatherman, wire pliers and the skew rabbeting plane) were designed to have multiple functions (and no one is confirming my idea of a combination square—- has anyone ever seen Starrett’s early ads for them? They’re a hoot).

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