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TOOL BUYING GUIDE

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

BEGINNER’S TOOL SET

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

WOODWORKING TOURS

Watch video tours of traditional workshops and other fascinating places.

10 STEPS: GET STARTED

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

JOSHUA’S BLOG

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

WOOD JOINERY

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

DIMENSIONING WOOD

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

CHOOSING LUMBER

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

HAND TOOL TUTORIALS

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

TOOL REFURBISHING

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

TOOL SHARPENING

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

WHY USE HAND TOOLS?

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

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