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Blue Spruce Optima Chisel Plane Review

Tool: Optima Chisel Plane Shop Now Manufacturer: Blue Spruce Toolworks MSRP: $119.99 It goes without saying that a chisel is a staple in almost any shop. However, there are some operations where [...]

Saw Till

This saw till is a great way to keep your saws organized, protected, and close at hand. Project #2405 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 3 Days • Cost: $150 There is a debate among hand tool [...]

Blue Spruce’s New Saw Line

Tool: Assorted Backsaws Shop Now Manufacturer: Blue Spruce Toolworks MSRP: $109-$329 A couple of years back, I introduced our readers to Jared Greene, a saw maker from South Carolina. In the time [...]

Barr Tools Chair Scorp Review

Tool:Mike Dunbar-Style ScorpShop Now Manufacturer: Barr Tools MSRP: $170 Barr Tools out of Boise, Idaho has a reputation for making high-quality, hand forged tools. I first heard of Barr Tools [...]

David Jeske Joinery Saw Review

Tool: Joinery Saw Shop Now Manufacturer: David Jeske MSRP: $235 If you’ve been around hand tools for any amount of time, David Jeske is probably familiar to you. Dave is the founder of Blue [...]

How to Use Spokeshaves

Learn how to choose and use these versatile shaping tools. As a Windsor chairmaker and spokeshave maker, I use a spokeshave more than any other tool. I have three: two straight shaves (large and [...]

Stryi 5 Piece Spoon Carving Set Review

Tool: 5 Piece Spoon Carving Set Shop Now Manufacturer: Stryi MSRP: $249 For several years, I’ve seen tools coming out of Western Ukraine, and they’ve always appeared to be high-quality. One [...]

The Genius of Miter Shooting Boards

Cutting miters so they are ‘just right’ is a problem faced by all woodworkers. Here’s how to sneak up on the perfect miter with scrap wood and a plane. You find yourself in a quandary. To ensure [...]

Advanced Chisel Techniques

When you know what you’re doing, chisels can be wonderfully helpful tools. If all you want to do with your chisels is adjust machine-cut joints or slice glue drips, any technique or tool will [...]

The Striking Knife

Discover a nearly extinct tool that can help you work faster and more accurately. As preposterous as the notion seems, the historical record suggests cabinetmakers working in dim shops with hand [...]

Understanding Hang Angle

Discover what really matters when choosing a handsaw. You don’t have to be a saw maker to think about saws like one. Some of the most important decisions made when making a saw get surprisingly [...]

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