Making Shop Tools and Accessories - Fine Woodworking How-To

Making Shop Tools and Accessories

Aside from jigs and fixtures, most tools are purchased commercially, not made from scratch in the shop. But making your tools is an option that shouldn't be ruled out.The Basics: • Handmade hand tools: Mainly for the fun of it. • Making power tools:
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