Buying tools for Christmas gifts makes gift-buying quick and simple, especially through eBay and online buying. This is the reality of woodworking. The price can be matched to any budget from a few pounds and on into the hundreds. I am glad there are so many Stanley 4s and 4 1/2s on eBay I wanted…

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On tools for Christmas Presents Wood is an inexpensive commodity even though we do complain about the prices we pay. It’s cheap in this one way; from a short board of wood and with three tools like those in this blog, you can make several projects ranging from cutting boards to spatulas and walking sticks…

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A week or so ago I posted in a three-hand tool gift set as an introduction to woodworking for someone you know and you want to get them started. Here are four projects with three tools in a 30 minute video to watch with the kids and the grandkids that are quick and simple as something to do over…

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This past year some things have impressed me. Tools, equipment, books. I used a C.K. Square awl for many years and then they switched maker and the square bit snapped on many of their awls so I had to abandon them. C.K. probably changed to make 10 pence more per awl. I was given a…

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I recently blogged about saw handle sizing because many handles since the last World War often became undefined, utilitarian and too big for anything but brutish work. That’s true of most hand tools that are mass made. Some of you responded with suggestions for high-end saws ranging in price between £100 – £200 per saw…

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Christmas in the US starts after Thanksgiving Thursday for the busiest shopping day of the year (USA), but for those of us living around the rest of the globe making gifts and decor begins when we find half a day to do it. To give you a heads-up we made this video for Woodworking Masterclasses…

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  • Mike Bullock on It’s All in the JoineryHaving worked with hand tool methods for several years now as a hobby, I've started to understand and respect the need for intuition. Early in the process, I spent an obsessive amo…
  • Steve P on It’s All in the JoineryI’ll be honest with you. When i wanted to get into hand tool woodworking after making stuff with a table saw and pocket holes, i knew i needed a real workbench. Somebody told me to…
  • Paul Sellers on Hall Hat, Coat & Shoe StandThey are but they tended to be unattractive, clunky and heavy too. I doubt many younger ones would want the style.
  • Paul Sellers on It’s All in the JoineryThere are indeed and they were all individually shaped all be it using a drum sander to put the twists in them.
  • Wills Kitchen on It’s All in the JoineryMr. Sellers, Are you saying there are 100,000 "P.A. Sellers" walking canes floating around in the U.S.? Those folks are blessed to have one if so.
  • Wills Kitchen on Hall Hat, Coat & Shoe StandMr. Sellers, Would you say that the tusk tenon "knock down" furniture method and style are still viable for the more transient population of today? I imagine night stands and such…
  • Stephen McGonigle on Hall Hat, Coat & Shoe StandThat's great news, I'll look forward to seeing it as I do all your projects. Without doubt you are the most influential craftsman, and we all thank you for sharing your talents and…