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  
adze adze, bowl auger
 awl, brad  awl, scratch  axe
 awl, scratch awl, scratch axe
 axe, broad  bead  bench hook
 axe, broad  bead  bench hook
  bench stop    
 bench stop bevel  bit, center
 bit, expansive  bit, spoon  
bit, expansive bit, spoon brace 
  chisel, firmer and paring
chisel, corner chisel, firmer and paring chisel, morticing
 countersink  divider  dovetail
countersink divider dovetail
  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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