Stocking Your Tool Chest

While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it should be enough to get you through the easier projects you want to undertake. While woodworking can be a vocation, it should also be a passion. That love can serve you well as you face the inevitable difficulties that life can present.

 

Safety First

Please remember that woodworking can be dangerous if you do not take some precautions. Always wear gloves; gouges and saws are sharp and skin will not provide a lot of protection. Remember your goggles; splinters and sawdust can really fly when you start working hard. Always read instructions thoroughly before you begin; you want to have all your necessary tools and materials easily at hand. Pay close attention to any special precautions your materials require; varnishes and paints require well-ventilated areas

 

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  adze, bowl 
adzeadze, bowlauger
 awl, brad awl, scratch axe
 awl, scratchawl, scratchaxe
 axe, broad bead bench hook
 axe, broad bead bench hook
  bench stop  
 bench stopbevel bit, center
 bit, expansive bit, spoon 
bit, expansivebit, spoonbrace 
  chisel, firmer and paring
chisel, cornerchisel, firmer and paringchisel, morticing
 countersink divider dovetail
countersinkdividerdovetail
  dovetail, half-blind drawboring drawknife
 dovetail, half-blind drawboring drawknife
 froe gauge  gauge, cutting
 froe gauge gauge, cutting
 gauge, morticing gouge gouge, turning
 gauge, morticing gouge gouge, turning
   
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