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  • Making Edge Banding Flush

    It’s not uncommon to use edge banding to put a clean edge on your projects which use sheet stock. Unfortunately, the sheet stock and the hardwood edge banding are rarely the same size. Dave Munkittrick and George Vondriska show you how to make the edge banding flush with the sheet stock using a paint scraper

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  • How to Sharpen a Card Scraper

    George Vondriska gives you a brief overview on the easy woodworking process for how to sharpen a card scraper. Over time and after repeated use, the card scraper will no longer be straight. This is a problem that you can quickly fix by jointing the edges with a file and then reforming these edges with

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  • Benefits of Japanese Pull Saws

    George Vondriska demonstrates the benefit of using Japanese Pull Saws to make cuts on your woodworking projects that aren’t quite right for a power tool. He explains why the saw has two different sets of teeth – fine on one side for cross-cutting wood and aggressive on the other for ripping – and makes a

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  • Tools We Love: Saddle Square

    George Vondriska talks about why he likes using a saddle square on his woodworking projects that require wrapping guidelines around a corner. You’ll be amazed how much easier it is than using a conventional square!

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12 Responses to “Hand Tools”
  1. Roman

    I have no experience but I really want to learn woodworking. How I can stared and where I can find the right tools. Thank you.

  2. jep98007

    Looks like you’ve put together a tremendous library of information,can’t wait to get started!

  3. Thomas white

    Was a joiner but now 79 so limited in what I can do but still want to work with wood have a small workshop and still buy tools it’s a habit got too many already love doing it by hand

    • Customer Service

      Hello Thomas,

      It’s great that you are still active with woodworking. Hope you can keep going for many more great years in the shop!

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    • Dee Hester

      You are still young. I have just finished making 3 rocking horses. I will be 92 next month.


    I learned a lot it is very good to understand wood working jobs I love this proffestnal.