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.