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Tools of the Woodworking Trade

Essential to our craft, hand tools are many and varied in our Woodworking Workshop.

They are treasured items, sometimes given as gifts to the craftsperson, sometimes they are found by chance in an out of the way Antique/junk shop, and sometimes they are handed down by a family member or friend.

Whatever the reason they become an integral part our furniture making and restoration processes.

There are times when a machine won’t do the fine, intricate things needed in say carving a dining chair back legs or repairing a veneer to an antique commode.

The tools of our trade can sometimes look dusty, worn but that just adds to its character and seasoning and like a fine wine only improves with age.

the not so humble hand plane
Creativity at its best
Hand planes in their varying sizes.

Hand planes in their varying sizes.

A mix of English and Japanese mortice chisels which Stuart has had for over 32 years and are still going strong.

A mix of English and Japanese mortice chisels which Stuart has had for over 32 years and are still going strong.

Japanese bench chisels are the “go to” chisel for our Fine Woodworking Classes.

Japanese bench chisels are the “go to” chisel for our Fine Woodworking Classes.