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The Norse Woodsmith

So, you consider yourself a galoot?  Do you love hand tools and their methods of work?

If so, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to the Norse Woodsmith.  This site offers a wealth of information about hand tools, old-school methods of work and jigs and fixtures which can make your woodworking easier and more accurate.

And, if you ever wanted to make your own tools, there’s a great section on that as well.  Recycling old hand saws into scrapers, building your own veneer hammer and creating marking gauges are some of the projects offered – and the construction isn’t as tough as you might believe.

Yes, there are even reviews of some powered tools, for those of you who won’t operate a tool without a power tail on it.

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