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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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 grain, cross. end & long  half-lap hacksaw  
grain, cross. end & long half-lap hacksaw
hatchet    holdfast  lathe, springpole
hatchet holdfast lathe, springpole
 lathe, treadle  mortice ogee  
lathe, treadle mortice ogee
 parting tool plane, dado    plane, jack
parting tool plane, dado plane, jack
 plane, jointer  plane, plow plane, router  
plane, jointer plane, plow plane, router
 rabbet and rabbet plane  ripsaw  saw, coping
rabbet and rabbet plane ripsaw saw, coping
saw, crosscut   saw, turning   seasoning  
saw, crosscut saw, turning seasoning
shaving horse    spokeshave square, framing  
shaving horse spokeshave square, framing
 square, try stile   tenon  
 square, try stile  tenon 
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