Take a look inside Bob Van Dyke’s toolbox
Bob's toolbox is filled with what he considers his essential, everyday handtools
Who doesn’t love taking a look inside someone’s toolbox? Bob Van Dyke, director of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, keeps a well stocked toolbox. In fact, he keeps quite a few of them, filled with tools so his students don’t need to bring a full kit to get started in one of his classes. But what about the contents of Bob’s beautiful personal toolbox decorated with a four-way bookmatch and sand-shaded banding?
Well, unsurprisingly, Bob’s toolbox is filled with what he considers his essential, everyday handtools including. but not limited to his handmade cutting gauge, dovetail saw, shoulder plane, low-angle block plane, and of course, a #4 smoothing plane.
If you’re interested in what more of your favorite woodworkers have in their toolboxes, check out the links below.
- Mike Pekovich: The Essential Tool Chest – Learn what makes this heirloom-quality tool chest tick
- Dan Smith’s Dream Shop and Tool Chest – A look into the beautiful shop and tool chest Dan Smith uses to build furniture and wooden boats
- Christian Becksvoort: Tool-Cabinet Design – Every shop has specific needs, but the strategies for storing hand tools are universal
If you’re interested in more information about working with veneer, Bob has a three part video series on his veneering techniques available to FineWoodworking.com members.
Also, in issue #256 we featured a great article by Freddy Roman about making your own banding.