Online extras for Fine Woodworking's special issue on hand tools
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Expert tricks, time-tested secrets, professional tips for greater accuracy—it’s all here. Our experts show you how to get the best results from your hand tools for tight-fitting joinery, beautiful shapes, and flawless surfaces on your work, and so much more. No matter what you’re working on in your wood shop, Hand Tools teaches you everything you need to complete the job like a true craftsman.
Backsaw Exercises Help You Saw Like a Pro
When it comes to using a handsaw, practice really does make perfect.
How to Sharpen a Card Scraper
Learn how to avoid the two most common mistakes woodworkers make when sharpening a card scraper.
The Essential Tool Chest
Learn what makes this heirloom-quality tool chest tick.
Make Your Own Snipe Hinges
Learn how to forge your own period-appropriate snipe hinges without any specialty tools.
A Woodworker’s Guide to Grain Direction
Want to be a better woodworker? You’d better learn the basics of grain direction.
How to Crown a Plane Iron
Learn how adding camber on a plane blade can prevent unsightly ripples in a workpiece.
House Your Tools in High Style
From its handplane gallery and till to its swing-out panels and shelves, this traditional hanging tool cabinet has it all. Learn how to build this tool cabinet in a step-by-step video workshop.
How to Handle Small Parts Without Losing any Fingers
Watch a video demonstration of how to cut up small parts using a combination of jigs and hand tools.
For more hand tool tips and techniques, read our Handwork blog.