Hand Tool Skills is a special collection of the best articles from FWW. It includes inside information that will help you buy the right tools and use them to achieve the best results in your shop.

The in-depth videos listed here will augment the great articles in Hand Tool Skills. These Web-only features include hand tool demos as well as information on sharpening, tune up, repair, carving, and much more.


Video Icon  Handplanes Essentials
Award-winning furniture-maker Philip C. Lowe answers eight common questions about choosing and using handplanes.
Hand Plane Questions

Video Icon  Tune Up a New Plane
Chris Gochnour shows how to tune up a block plane for flawless performance.

Tune Up a Block Plane


Video Icon  All About Chisels
Contributing editor Garrett Hack answers readers’ questions about chisels.
Sharpening--Chisel Questions Answered

Video Icon  Easy-To-Carve Diamond Beading
Charles Shackleton takes you step-by-step through carving an elegant diamond beading.

In a separate, subscribers-only video Shackleton also demonstrates how to carve a simple rosetteFor Pay.

How to Carve Elegant Diamond Beading


Video Icon  Card Scraper Basics: 
Part I and Part II

Renowned chair-maker Brian Boggs demonstrates his surefire techniques for both tuning and using a card scraper.

Using a Card Scraper