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Getting Started in Hand Tools Value Pack

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From how to get started with hand tools to mastering (and super-tuning) your handplane, this exclusive value pack has it all. Learn everything from designing and building a proper tool chest to sharpening a saw, to cutting a huge array of joints. Get top-notch instruction in sharpening, chisels, awls, marking knives, spokeshaves, planes and saws or all sorts and more from the expert editors and contributors to Popular Woodworking Magazine (the leading periodical for hand-tool instruction). Claim your ultimate bundle for the best collection of hand tool advice, instruction, and how-tos!

Getting Started in Hand Tools Value Pack includes:

Spons on Carpentry & Joinery: A Manual for Handicraftsmen & Amateurs

Spons on Carpentry & Joinery: A Manual for Handicraftsmen & Amateurs
Paperback

As the craft of woodworking was about to be revolutionized (some would say ruined) by the rise of machine-based woodworking, the London publishing firm of E. & F.N. Spon published a remarkable (and enormous) book on how to make things. Called "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book," the 702-page tome covered everything you would want to know about more than 30 crafts, from cabinetmaking to plumbing to bell forging, with chapters written by dozens of experts in every field to ensure the information was correct, timely and useful to the "mechanic" - an early term for a craftsman. The editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine took the 276 pages on woodworking from the 1910 edition and compiled them into this helpful and authoritative paperback book. All the pages were professionally scanned and individually cleaned up to create a book that is crisp, easy to read, and chock-full of a massive dose of expert hand-tool woodworking - everything from designing and building a proper tool chest to sharpening a saw, to cutting a huge array of joints.
RETAIL: $21.99

The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set, by Jim Tolpin

The New Traditional Woodworker: From Tool Set to Skill Set to Mind Set, by Jim Tolpin
Paperback

After decades of work in a powered woodworking shop as a professional builder (and a best-selling book on table saws), Jim Tolpin found himself yearning to make a closer connection with the material and tools of his trade. So, he gave up his machines, turned to hand tools and quickly found it more pleasurable and fulfilling to work without the noise and dust of machines. He also discovered that there was no one book on learning how to get started in hand-tool woodworking, so he wrote it. In this book, you'll learn the fundamentals of laying out and equipping a hand-tool shop to make it a pleasurable and efficient place to work. Then, you'll learn how to set up and use the right tools for every task.
RETAIL: $26.99

Warman's Tools Field Guide, 2nd Edition (book)

Warman's Tools Field Guide, 2nd Edition
Paperback

While in recent years there's been a burgeoning of the manufacturing of excellent-quality new hand, there's a certain satisfaction that can't be beat in finding and perhaps restoring a vintage hand tool - either for use in your shop or as a collector's item. This book is the perfect companion as you search yard sales, flea markets, antique malls and more, with price listings for more than 2,000 tools - including planes, levels, saws, braces, hand drills, marking gauges, edge tools and more. Plus it includes 250 color photos, information on tool trends and values, and advice on building your collection or kit.
RETAIL: $14.99

Handplane Essentials, by Christopher Schwarz (PDF Book)

Handplane Essentials, by Christopher Schwarz (PDF Book)
eBook

There is no woodworking tool that's more satisfying, quick and precise to use than a handplane. Planes can process timber in its rough state, bring boards up to a glimmering smoothness, cut rabbets, dados, grooves and other joints, and trim wood with a precision that can't be matched with power tools. Yet many woodworkers - from beginners to professionals - are intimidated by choosing the right tool, sharpening its cutter and putting it to use. And that's why Christopher Schwarz wrote this book. It contains everything you need to choose the right tool for your budget and project, take it out of the box, sharpen it and use it successfully.
RETAIL: $34.99

Tool Tote, by Megan Fitzpatrick (PDF Article)

Tool Tote, by Megan Fitzpatrick (PDF Article)
Digital Download

Make a traditional dovetailed tool tote as you learn how to use a bevel gauge to lay out the chisels to cut the 22° angled ends. And don't let the angled dovetails scare you - they're easy to accomplish.
RETAIL: $1.99

Become a Better Borer, by Christopher Schwarz (PDF Article)

Become a Better Borer, by Christopher Schwarz (PDF Article)
Digital Download

Drilling clean, accurately placed holes is essential to good woodworking - and by hand, you can do things most machines simply can't (at least not without a lot of jigs and/or expensive setups). Learn to become a human drill press with this easy-to-follow advice and simple exercises from Christopher Schwarz.
RETAIL: $1.99

Hand-tool Essentials, from the Editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine (PDF Book)

Hand-tool Essentials, from the Editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine (PDF Book)
eBook

In this 224-page collection of articles from the expert editors and contributors to Popular Woodworking Magazine (the leading periodical for hand-tool instruction), you'll get top-notch instruction in sharpening, chisels, awls, marking knives, spokeshaves, planes and saws or all sorts and more. Includes articles from David Charlesworth, Don McConnell, Frank Klausz, Christopher Schwarz, Graham Blackburn, Paul Anthony, Adam Cherubini, Scott Gibson, Rick Peters, Harrelson Stanley, Roger Holmes and Jim Stuard.
RETAIL: $24.99

Hand Tools in the Modern Shop, from the editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine (PDF magazine download)

Hand Tools in the Modern Shop, from the editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine (PDF magazine download)
Digital Download

In this 72-page collection of articles, you'll read Christopher Schwarz's argument for using hand tools in the modern shop - whether as an adjunct to power tools, or in an all hand-tool approach to woodworking. His simple steps for practice will soon have you wielding all your tailless tools with aplomb. You'll also find instruction on cabinet scrapers and card scrapers, jack, jointer and smoothing planes (both metal-bodied and wooden), must-have shop accessories and more.
RETAIL: $6.00

Mastering Hand Tools: Basic Skills for Balanced Woodworking, by Christopher Schwarz (2-DVD disc set)

Mastering Hand Tools: Basic Skills for Balanced Woodworking, by Christopher Schwarz (2-DVD disc set)
DVD

This collection of 10 hand tool topics on video cuts through confusion to help you quickly get to work with a basic set of hand tools and a minimum amount of agony. Christopher Schwarz shows you that hand tools can be more accurate and faster than any powered equipment. Plus, he teaches you: how to choose and use the right marking tool for the job at hand; how just two handsaws can do just about any sawing job (and the 10 most-common sawing mistakes and how to avoid them); chisel basics, from sharpening to paring to chopping; how to choose and use rasps to create smooth curves; how card scrapers and scraper planes can fix pesky areas of torn grain; why braces and hand drills beat battery-powered drills; and how to use bench planes and router planes (which are an excellent tool for tuning power-tool joints). Includes almost four hours of instruction.
RETAIL: $29.99

Sawing Fundamentals (2-Dvd-Cs-Sf)

Sawing Fundamentals, by Christopher Schwarz
DVD

Learning to cut accurately with handsaws takes practice and the right techniques. Christopher Schwarz shows you how. He describes how to choose the right saw for the specific job, and the proper grip and stance. Plus, he discusses how to execute the three classes of saw cut: third class for rough stock prep; second class for accuracy (when appearance is not important); and first class for where appearance is critical. With Chris' expert instruction, you'll soon be a sawing maestro.
RETAIL: $25.00

 Japanese Hand Tools, by Jay Van Arsdale

Japanese Hand Tools, by Jay Van Arsdale
DVD

Jay Van Arsdale began his craftsman career as a blacksmith in Kentucky, but moved to San Francisco years ago to study traditional Japanese joinery with Makoto Imai. Now, Jay teaches people all over the world about traditional Japanese woodcraft and the use of traditional Japanese tools. On this DVD, he shares with you a history of the craft, discusses the differences between Western and Japanese tools (and makes his case for why Japanese tools are superior, then shows you how to set up and use Japanese saws, chisels and hand planes. Plus, he introduces you to a wide variety of Japanese joints.
RETAIL: $24.99

Super-tune a Handplane, by Christopher Schwarz

Super-tune a Handplane, by Christopher Schwarz
DVD

You don't need a shiny new handplane to get great results - with Christopher Schwarz's help, you can turn a flea-market find into a super user! Chris tells you what to look for when you're shopping (and gives you an idea of a reasonable price to pay), then he shows you how to break the plane down to it's smallest parts for cleaning, gives you various options for removing years of gunk, shows you how to assess and address a variety of common problems with vintage (and some new) tools and teaches you how best to reassemble the newly cleaned and fixed up parts to better-than-new standards. Then, you'll learn how he "super-tunes" any decent handplane, new or old, to incredibly high standards.
RETAIL: $24.99

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