This companion video for our reprint of the 1889 book Exercises in Woodworking, shows you how to make the most of traditional (and essential) hand tools in the modern shop.
Exercises in Woodworking Exercise 4: Use of the Hammer: Learning to use a hammer and nails – the right nails – is important for traditional work. Here, you’ll learn to hammer like a pro of old, along with a few tricks including a “drawn blow” and how to properly clinch a nail.
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.