A Place for Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking

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“Wood and Shop is a place for Woodworkers to Learn a Mix of Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking, with Modern Power Tool Woodworking, to Make Heirloom-quality Furniture that will Last Multiple Lifetimes.”
– Joshua Farnsworth

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Wood & Shop

“Wood and Shop is a place for Woodworkers to Learn a Mix of Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking, with Modern Power Tool Woodworking, to Make Heirloom-quality Furniture that will Last a Multiple Lifetimes.”
– Joshua Farnsworth

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HAND TOOL BUYING GUIDES

Read our articles on choosing the best woodworking hand tools for your budget.

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20 BEGINNER’S HAND TOOLS

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

Kaare Loftheim at the Colonial Williamsburg Hay Cabinet maker's shop with a jointer hand plane

WORKSHOP TOURS

Watch traditional & modern woodworking shop tour videos.

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Moravian Workbench Premium Plans

57 page premium plans to supplement our “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench” video

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WOODWORKING PROJECTS

Woodworking projects for beginner and advanced woodworkers. Build your hand tool skills!

Joshua Farnsworth jointing the edge of a board on a Grizzly power jointer

POWER TOOL BUYING GUIDE

Read Joshua’s buyer’s guides to learn which power tools are best to buy for woodworking.

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SHARPENING & REFURBISHING TOOLS

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

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Woodworking DVDS and Digital Videos

Browse our traditional woodworking video classes available in HD Streaming / Download and on DVD.

Handplaning wood with Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane

DIMENSIONING WOOD

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

Joshua Farnsworth choosing lumber from a stack of wood with painted end grain

CHOOSING LUMBER

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

Joshua Farnsworth putting together a mitered dovetail joint

WOOD JOINERY

Learn how to cut strong wood joints, like dovetails, mortise & tenon, and dadoes.

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Woodworking T-Shirts & Apparel

Check out our custom-designed traditional woodworking apparel to show off your cool woodworking hobby!

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JOSHUA’S BLOG

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

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WOODWORKING FORUM

Ask woodworking questions & share photos of your furniture & tools.

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STANLEY HAND PLANE AGE?

Use our type study to find the age and type of your Stanley Bailey hand plane.

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WOOD FINISHING

Learn different methods for creating beautiful finishes on your furniture.

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WOOD CARVING

Watch our wood carving tutorials & recommended tools for carving wood.

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WOODWORKING SCHOOL

Come take classes at our school that focus on hand tool woodworking.