You can use power tools all day long, but as Fine Woodworking art director Michael Pekovich has learned, you'll never know the true joy of the craft until you learn the art of properly wielding hand tools. Pekovich takes readers through a series of skill-building exercises designed to build competence and confidence using the backsaw, chisel, block plane, and bench plane. There's no need to be intimidated -- once you grow comfortable with hand tools they will lend both speed and precision to your craft.

From Fine Woodworking #178