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Power Tools VS. Hand Tools

For a long time there has been a rift in the woodworking world. With technology ever increasing that rift will only grow I’m sure. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the hand tools vs. power tools divide and with new technology on the...

Building Some Chevalets, a Class Action #2: Making Hand Tools with Power Tools

I would love to have the time to work on these chevys with hand tools without the noise, dust, and sharp whirly things but I’m on a mission here and time is of the essence. In that light, this morning started out (after cleaning up the glue-ups)...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: A1Jim

This interview, with A1Jim, is from July, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I guess my first encounter with woodworking was as a 10 year old kid and was when my brother in-law (a...

Hand tool collection

Hand tools play an important part in my woodworking and share equal status in my shop with my power tools. I am not a purist; I love the efficiency of powertools, but there are many things which you just can’t do easily/safely with powertools and...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: shipwright

This interview with shipwright is from October 2015   1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? I can’t say exactly when my interest began but it was quite early. This picture kind of tells...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Thorreain

This interview, with Thorreain, is from February, 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My interest in woodworking began at 6 years of age, when I would find scraps of wood in my...

Hand Tools - Some New Some Old

In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for the few places where they just couldn’t do the job. Final planing on the edges of planking, shaping...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Jeff Vandenberg

This interview, with Jeff Vandenberg is from March 2015 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? it all started when I was 4 years of age. I was very interested in what my grandfather was...

workshop tour challenge

Throw me in for a chance at the $100. Not much to show here compared to some of the ones I’ve seen. My shop is about 10′ × 20′ with a 7’ ceiling. Pretty small and I place a high priority on floor space to setup saw horses for this and that. ...

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...