Learn the Benefits of Hand Tools!
In this comprehensive, two-part (nearly four-hours long) video download, Host Christopher Schwarz starts off the video by asking the question, ""Why use Hand Tools?"" A fair question that he quickly answers by extolling the benefits of traditional woodworking tools — blended with some of the niceties of power tools. Those benefits include a healthier work environment, fewer jigs and test cuts, and accuracy to within .001"".
In Mastering Hand Tools, Chris introduces you to the basic hand tool skills to turn you into a woodworker equally comfortable in either the powered or hand tool world — and offer the best results from each world. Watch along as Chris offers advice on selecting hand tools, shares tips for set-up and puts the tools to work.
- Selecting and using Handsaws and Rasps
- Sharpening and using Jack planes and Smoothing planes
- Choosing and using marking knives and gauges and cutting gauges
- The benefits of Braces and Hand Drills
- and more about Chisels, Mallets, Scrapers and Router Planes
Christopher Schwarz is the former editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and is now a contributing editor to that magazine. He has produced several DVDs for Popular Woodworking and also in conjunction with Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on traditional skills.
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