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Woodworking for Beginners

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Build Your Tool Set


Andrew Strome shows you how to build a core set of hand tools. Combined with other basic tools you may already have, this versatile collection can be used to accomplish a variety of woodworking goals.


Tools for Getting Started

60N3004 - 12" Stainless Square

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Aluminum and Steel Try Squares

From: $24.00

05N3631 - Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gauge

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Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gau...

$68.50

60N0704 - Japanese Spear-Point Marking Knife

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Japanese Spear-Point Marking Knife

$28.50

60N4705 - Lee Valley Pocket Rule

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Lee Valley Pocket Rule

$6.50

05N3501 - Precision Square, Imperial

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Veritas Precision Square

$49.50

44S0120 - Set of 5 Bevel-Edge Chisels (1/4" to 1")

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Lee Valley Bevel-Edge Chisels

From: $21.70

97T2001 - Professional Handsaw

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Professional Handsaw

$46.50

06K1502 - 10' Tape L to R, 16ths

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Lee Valley 10' Tapes for Cabinetmakers

$8.90

07J0310 - Set of 6 Utility Brad-Point Bits

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Utility Brad-Point Drill Bits

From: $3.60

35E0104 - 3 1/4" Beech Mallet

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Carpenter's Beech Mallets

From: $31.50

Using the Veritas Small Fine-Tooth Crosscut Saw to cut a thin piece of wood across the grain on a bench hook

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Veritas Small Fine-Tooth Crosscut Saw

$109.00

60N2006 - 12" Cabinetmaker's Rule

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12" Cabinetmaker's Rule

$21.90