The Right Carpentry Tools: Everything You'll Need for MOTHER's Woodcraft Projects

In this foundational article, the author of many of MOTHER's woodcraft projects guides you through the most important tools for woodworkers to have, including the qualities of a good tool and the functions they perform.



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An electric drill is one of the most useful, labor-saving tools for the everyday woodworker.
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"Skilsaw" power handsaw.
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Rosewood-handled framing square.
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Handheld plane for finishing work.
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Chisels are great for cutting small holes, grooves, and notches as well as inserting hinges.
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Clamps are indispensable if you want to assemble furniture with glue. Try a few that slide along steel bars (above) as well as some of the larger models (below, right).
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