Blog - Handtools for Woodworking

Woodworking hand tools have been my goto option ever since I started woodworking. I do enjoy using simple handtools when it is practical to do so. Working wood with great quality steel squeezes that passion for the craft. Sometimes hand tools are quicker than setting up that machine for just one or two processes. 

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Best Steel for woodworking tools and blades

There is no ultimate everyday tool steel but an array of different tool steels for different tasks. Steel grade standards ...
Sharpening the pocket knife

How To Sharpen a Knife – Blog and Video Tutorial

I am sure you have heard the phrase ‘A Blunt Knife is a Dangerous Knife’. In practice that is true ...
post rammer fencing

How To Use A Fence Post Rammer 2020

Fence Post RammerWhen you need to erect a new garden fence or stock fencing for the farm. One tool you ...
woodworking clamps explained

How Many Woodworking Clamps do you Need?

How many clamps does a woodworker need? is a question that is dependent on your type of woodworking? If you ...
what tools do I need, shutters

What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of ...
Stanley Bailey No7 with Victor Plane Iron

My Stanley Bailey N0 7 Plane is my ‘Go To Tool’

One tool that I regularly use in my workshop is the ‘Stanley Bailey’ No7  hand plane. This vintage tool has ...