Compiled by the editors of Fine Woodworking magazine, this collection of articles, written by expert craftsmen, offers a wide range of advice for anyone looking to broaden their use of hand tools. Topics range from the essentials of a well-stocked hand-tool kit to a detailed look at selected tools and their use, covering calipers, scrapers, combination squares, planes and more. The articles detail processes such as preparing rough lumber, smoothing curves or beading an edge using hand tools. Another article is devoted to practice exercises any woodworker can use to build proficiency with saws, hand planes and chisels.

Straightforward instructions for seven projects are provided for making your own handsaws, custom scrapers, grooving planes, planing jigs, a cutting gauge, a toolbox and a shaving horse, each supplemented with detailed drawings and color photos. Softcover, 8 1/2” × 11”, 235 pages, 2018.

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