Are you interested in learning to use and incorporate hand tools in your woodworking? If you are, then you’re in the right place. The hand tool woodworking classes, videos, and articles within this website are designed to help you learn to use hand tools. Whether you’re brand new to the craft or an experienced woodworker looking to incorporate more hand tools into your projects, there’s plenty of information in these pages to help you on your way.
I’ve been a woodworker for over 30 years, and I spent 20 years of that time exclusively using hand tools. My time spent doing hand work taught me a lot, not only about hand tool woodworking, but woodworking in general. The lessons I’ve learned using hand tools helped me improve the quality of the work I do with machines too.
While it takes practice to become confident using hand tools, the time spent learning these skills is well worth it. If you’re just beginning your journey, using hand tools from the beginning will give you a solid foundation. Learning good techniques and work habits early on will benefit you in all aspects of the craft. If you have experience using power tools, learning to use hand tools will help refine your skill set. This will liberate you from the limitations that many machines impose, and take your woodworking to the next level.