“Mastering Hand Tools: Basic Skills for Balanced Woodworking,” a new 2-disc video from Christopher Schwarz, contributing editor, introduces you to the basic hand-tool skills you need to integrate hand tools intelligently and confidently into your shop.
Why use hand tools? That’s one of the first questions Chris answers as he explains how even a hard-core power tool user can benefit from just a little hand-tool knowledge. He’ll helps you select the right tools for your work, shows you how to set them up to work well, and teach you how to use them.You’ll learn about: marking gauges, marking knives and cutting gauges; jack and smooth planes; handsaws; rasps; braces and bits and hand drills; chisels; scrapers; mallets; and more.
“Mastering Hand Tools” is now available at ShopWoodworking.com, for $5 off the regular price.
p.s. I do believe there’s also an amusing off-color comment or two as Chris banters with the camera (I know, I know – coming from him, it’s shocking).
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