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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 05:56 PM

Let’s put it this way:

Handtools I can’t live without:

1. Starret 6” combination square. Love this tool!
2. Set of “Beveled” chisels and a couple of “Mortice” ones
3. Wooden Mallet. we need to strike the chisels, right?
4. Sliding Bevel.
5. Mituyoto Caliper
6. X-ACTO knife
7. Saws. Rip & Crosscut. I like Gyokucho too.
8. Marking Gauge. I like the Veritas.
9. Brace with bits
10.A big square, Japanese style, I like Shinwa BRand.

1. Block Plane. I have found $10 Block Planes at Ebay that performs great. I also have the LN Low Angle.
2. Scrub plane. Love this plane, in many situations, speed up the work progress.
3. #3 or #4…..In US we tend to use TOO BIG planes like the mounstrous and popular #4 1/2!
4. Rabbet plane. This tool is esential. Mines? Ulmia 270mm and Record 076 (Bull Nose Rabet)
5. Jointer. Another esential tool.
7. Scraper plane, Stanley 212 like. One of my favorite tools ever!
8. Card Scrapers and Burnisher, look for HOCK tools.
9. Honing Guide
10. Stones or Sand paper sticked on a granite or glass block.
11. A couple of Spoke Shaves.

All this work poorly without a sound workbench with a Vise.

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