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The Basics of Woodworking with Stone Age Tools

Are you a woodworker who likes to use old tools?  You know, hand planes from the mid 19th century? Reproductions chisels from the 18th century?

That’s not old…

Try knapping a piece of flint to use as a plane and then tell us about old woodworking tools.

Torjus Gaaren of takes readers on an adventure into really-old-school (up to 2.5 million years ago) woodworking with stone and antler tools for splitting, hewing, sawing, carving and planing wood.  While it may seem like a crazy thing to even consider with today’s modern steel tools, the write up is fascinating and can give you a unique look into the history of our craft.

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