|Forum topic by crank49||posted 09-13-2011 05:08 PM||1222 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-13-2011 05:08 PM
I recently saw a list of the top 10 hand tools for woodworking and I was initially really surprised at the items listed. Then, after more thought, I started to see the logic of most items being there. Still, I think a couple of omissions can’t be ignored, like there was no saw on the list. I decided to correct this and make a woodworker’s list, minimal but complete, without limiting it to just 10 items and without limiting it to just hand tools. Nothing big and stationary included, but a few corded and/or battery powered tools need to be here. This would be the kit I would grab to go a friends house to build some shelves in their utility room, for instance.
I have seen several threads on this site asking what tools are needed to start out in woodworking and this list could be a good start.
If anyone else would like to refine this further, feel free, but remember this is a beginner’s list of essentials. Don’t need a Sawstop or a LN jointer plane in this kit.
I think this list, if it’s done properly, could be a good check list for any woodworker to put together a kit of essentials to take with you when you need to work away from the shop as well as a list of items needed to get started in woodworking.
So, here’s my list to get started.
1. Layout or Speed Square