Posts Tagged ‘My minimalist tool list’

My minimalist tools – another hammer

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the hammer on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] Warrington hammer Hammers are important tools in the furniture makers arsenal but we don’t really need large ones and less so claw hammers. I have owned this hammer since a boy. I bought a 16oz Stanley claw hammer…

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My minimalist tool list – a good chisel hammer

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about chisel hammers on our Common Woodworking site, click here[/panel] This is my hammer for chisel work I know that it doesn’t look much, but I have used a Thor 12-712N Nylon Hammer for at least two years and really like the way that they handle my chisels. There…

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More on minimalist tool stuff

A bevy of #151s in my arsenal of spokeshaves. In the minimalist tool kit is a spokeshave we refer to commonly as a #151 after the product numbering system used by the Stanley Rule and Level Company. This flat-bottomed spokeshave was another tool rejected by craftsmen for many years because it ‘stock’ to the surface…

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Minimalist tools – dovetail saws

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about saws on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] So you need a dovetail saw. I think that many people think that a dovetail saw is for cutting dovetails and though that is true, it is not so much a dedicated saw but simply a small saw we…

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My minimalist tool list – the combination gauge

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the combination gauge on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] The combination gauge Two gauges common to woodworking are the marking gauge and the mortise gauge and both are essential primarily to joinery. Mortise gauges tend to be more expensive because of the addition of the adjustable…

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My minimalist tool list – the woodworker’s tape measure

Tapes as a rule for woodworkers It is hard to get romantic about retractable measuring tapes, after all, they are about as utilitarian as it gets. Tape measures have replaced rigid folding rules because of their convenience, and tapes are more accurate today than they ever were, so even low-grade tapes are generally quite accurate.…

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My minimalist tool list – the woodworker’s knife I don’t use

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the woodworker’s knife on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] Here is a thought on a knife that comes with students to my workshop. Unfortunately I end up working on them to get them to function and the result is always unsatisfactory. Now this will go against thr…

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My minimalist tool list – the woodworkers knife

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the woodworker’s knife on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] The woodworker’s knife Knives for woodworkers are often called striking knives or layout knives because we strike and lay out the cut lines of shoulders, cut around hinges and other hardware and trim and fit veneers and thin…

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My minimalist tool list – the square

[panel style=”default” text_align=”centre” class=”cwcrosslink”]To read more about the Square on our Common Woodworking site, click here. [/panel] Which tools do you really need? Some of you have asked about the tools you should buy to get going. I will try cover them over the next few days. I am not really a minimalist when it…

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