- 12 Tools Every Furniture Maker Needs
The premiere of our new hand tool department focuses on the 12 tools every furniture maker should have in their arsenal: Coping saw, smoothing plane, combination ...
- Bench-Vise Secrets
The bench vise is one of woodworking’s most necessary and fundamental tools, vital for holding work while you saw, chop, pare, plane, scrape, and perform any number ...
- Shaping Wood by Hand
Even if you have an impressive stable of power tools at your disposal, sometimes it is easier and quicker to shape wood the old-fashioned way. Used for generations ...
- Handplaning 101
This companion piece to Plane Like a Pro gives the basics of handplaning a surface so that it is flat, straight, and smooth. Handplane users who have struggled ...
- Plane Like a Pro
It's no secret that Chris Gochnour is a fan of the handplane and the superlative surface it can leave on any piece of furniture. This article is perfect for those ...
- How to Cut Tenons by Hand
Cutting tenons by hand is quicker than you think
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Woodworkers
Anyone who pursues woodworking as a hobby knows that uninterrupted shop is at a premium. So it's best to make the most of the hours you have. We tapped into the ...
- Mastering the Card Scraper
Take a tutorial on using the card scraper -- a simple tool that, once mastered, will help you smooth surfaces and transform your work.From Fine Woodworking #201...
- Lie-Nielsen at Fine Woodworking
You’re invited to a hand-tool event at our shop in Connecticut Oct. 3 and 4
- Video: How to Use a Router Plane
FWW contributing editor Garrett Hack shows two ways that this venerable but often-overlooked handtool can help you work faster.
- Cut a Mortise in Minutes
The time-honored practice of cutting mortises with a drill and chisel can be frustrating, mainly because the process of chiseling out the waste between drilled ...
- Hand Tool Skills
Free online extras for our newsstand-only publication featuring expert hand-tool advice and demonstrations
- Remembering John Brown: An Impassioned Advocate for Handtools
A master craftsman made a compelling case for handtools in FWW a decade ago. His point of view has lost none of its bite.
- Q & A: Why Aren’t All Planes Skewed?
- Hand Tools Get Wide Use, According to Latest Knots Poll
More than 4 out of 5 say they use hand tools for many woodworking tasks