DSC_0064 2As a result of the Christmas tool set blog a few posts back, some of you asked me for a starter tool kit that would help move you to more skilled work and away from machine woodworking alone.

I’ve written enough to help people see what tools will work to get started in a series called Buying Good Tools Cheap. There’s a new series that starts in 2014 and this will be the second-level of tools needed to progress development and working knowledge. Soon we will be launching a new series on woodworkingmasterclasses.com on the first set of tools; how to select them and what to choose, techniques and so on. We think that this will help all the more.
To find more on Buying Good Tools Cheap, use the search box. It’s very effective.

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