This short informational and easy to use guide attempts to be as ambitious as you might be with your first wood working DIY project. To match your enthusiasm and ambition, we are going to be listing as many basic wood working tools as we possibly can in this guide. So, without any further ado, let us get straight down to business. We begin our list with the marking knife. This has been recommended as a better choice than pencils for marking up joinery locations.
The combination square is an excellent accompaniment for the knife and helps mark forty-five to ninety degree angles. A marking gauge is great for cutting parallel lines along the edge of a board. The bevel gauge has a pivoting blade that can be locked into any angle. Two options are given when choosing a dovetail saw. You can have the best of both worlds by selecting both the Western backsaw and the Japanese pullsaw.
Incidentally, experts mention that the Japanese saw is ideal for beginners. Now, the coping saw is handy for getting rid of waste between dovetail pins and tails. It is a useful replacement for chisels. But the need for chisels will always arise in other areas of wood working projects. It is recommended that you work in inches where these tool measurements are concerned. You can also invest in a shoulder plane which allows you to plane right into a corner.
The block plane is used for edges and leveling joints and is an invaluable addition to tool collections. Smoothing planes, it is said, come much later as hand tool skills are developed. This instrument helps you to achieve your smoothest surfaces without having to use sandpaper. The spokeshave, on the other hand, is an overlooked tool but also requires some skill to manipulate.