27 Jul. 1989|
Basic tools for woodworking shop,simple wine rack plan,tool for smoothing and shaping wood - Review
In the workshop, your needs must dictate the number and range of saws you have, but the more exacting work typically done in a workshop argues for more rather than fewer handsaws. No matter how many highly engineered power saws I collect, there will always be a place for handsaws in my workshop. I find that for the sort of finish work more often encountered in a workshop a fairly light hammer (perhaps fourteen or sixteen ounces) with a smooth belled face (it’s slightly convex) is good.
Good chisels are worth the added investment: They keep their edges and are safer to use (sharp tools require less pressure to drive and are less likely to break free when forced). A wooden mallet is handy, too, for driving chisels, fitting workpieces, adjusting planes, and many other little tasks. On the other hand, top-of-the-line chisels are probably not required for the average Saturday-morning, let’s-fix-the-broken-toy kind of workshop.