In case you have been living under a rock for the past decade or so, there has been a huge renaissance in hand tool woodworking. Not just the tools themselves, but a deeper understanding of how they function in a workshop and what processes can make them more efficient.
One of the people in vanguard of this effort has been Chris Schwarz. The former Managing Editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Chris and company have been scouring libraries, private collections and other sources for old woodworking knowledge and reintroducing it to modern woodworkers. From reprints of books like The Art of Joinery by Joseph Moxon to Schwarz’s Anarchist’s Toolchest, there is a wealth of information available fort those who want to learn the venerable art of hand tool woodworking, and how it can be incorporated into today’s workshop.