Wood and Shop

Learn Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking

  • 10 STEPS: GET STARTED

    10 STEPS: GET STARTED

    Learn Joshua's simplified 10 steps of how to get started in traditional woodworking.

  • BEGINNER'S TOOL SET

    BEGINNER'S TOOL SET

    See the most basic list of tools to buy first when starting traditional woodworking.

  • WOODWORKING TOURS

    WOODWORKING TOURS

    Watch video tours of traditional workshops and other fascinating places.

  • JOSHUA’S BLOG

    JOSHUA’S BLOG

    See a full chronological list of Joshua’s woodworking video blog posts & articles.

  • TOOL BUYING GUIDE

    TOOL BUYING GUIDE

    See Joshua’s full lists of hand tools to buy for traditional woodworking (13 categories).

  • WHY HAND TOOLS?

    WHY HAND TOOLS?

    Joshua’s list of reasons why traditional hand tool woodworking is amazing!

  • CHOOSING LUMBER

    CHOOSING LUMBER

    Learn how to choose & buy lumber that is stable, beautiful, and useful for furniture.

  • DIMENSIONING WOOD

    DIMENSIONING WOOD

    Learn how to dimension wood so it is square, true, flat, and smooth.

  • WOOD JOINERY

    WOOD JOINERY

    Learn how to cut different joints like dovetails and mortise & tenon by hand.

  • HAND TOOL TUTORIALS

    HAND TOOL TUTORIALS

    Learn how to use hand planes, hand saws, chisels, & many other hand tools.

  • TOOL SHARPENING

    TOOL SHARPENING

    Learn how to sharpen & tune different traditional wodworking hand tools.

  • TOOL REFURBISHING

    TOOL REFURBISHING

    Learn how to refurbish antique woodworking hand tools to usable condition.

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