Every difficult decision you need to make in life has a silver lining.
When it comes to selecting new and basic wood working tools, this could be no different, particularly if you are a first-time DIY practitioner. Our job is to make your life and decision-making a little easier. The suggested list given here is based on those already made by the wood working and carpentry experts. Time and not even money does not allow us to list all the tools that have been mentioned.
We can at least whet your appetite and instill some enthusiasm for your first furniture making project with this short but extensive list in the meantime. If we have left anything off the list, well, we did warn you, and by all means don’t stop your search for tools that you think will be right for your first project. We go right to the beginning of the project. We start with the marking knife. It is considered to be better than using pencils.
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Then go straight onto the combination square. You will need this for measuring forty-five to ninety degree angles. You will also need a marking gauge which is great for cutting lines parallel to the edge of a board. A bevel gauge should also be selected. This can be locked into any angle and is ideal for transferring angles from pre drawn up plans. The ideal hand tool can begin with the dovetail saw. They are inexpensive and are effective in its sharpness.
You can choose between the traditional Western backsaw or the Japanese pullsaw. Japanese saws are ideal for beginners. Coping saws help eliminate waste between dovetail pins and tails and help save time usually expended chopping away such waste with a chisel.