Link of the week

The Renaissance Woodworker’s Hand Tool School

Aren’t hand tools cool?  Hand saws, chisels, planes, scrapers… the quality of the tools being made now rivals that of those made before the arrival of power tools. The problem with them, however, is that they do their best work when you use the proper technique.

So, where can you learn those techniques?

Why, in the comfort of your own home!  Shannon Rogers of the Renaissance Woodworker has recently launched the virtual hand tool school. Chapters will be set up to feature different tools, their proper use and a project that features that particular tool.

Yes, there is a charge to join the hand tool school, however, it’s considerably less than going to a woodworking school, you have access to the content any time of the day and you can learn at your own pace.   And, to get an idea of how the school works, you can get a free preview by registering.

2 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. I like it and I signed up.

    I noticed one thing recently while mortising by hand hinges on children’s lap desk projects, I was experiencing a very pleasurable sensation – I was humming to the music I was hearing for the first time in my shop due to the silence of hand tool use. I had turned my stereo on, which is on our enclosed patio adjacent to my shop, and it remained on because my wife was listening. And I could hear the music.

    I could hear the music – how about that.

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