The only thing woodworking enthusiasts like more than a great piece of wood is all the tools that come with the hobby. Schutte Lumber Co. in Kansas City understands this and wants the beginners out there to get a good start. These are the three tools every woodworker should have.
We assume you already have a hammer and tape measure so we jump ahead to the next three.
A good utility knife is an asset to the woodworker. The knife that uses disposable blades is the most common. The blade retracts into the grip for safety. The woodworker will use the utility knife when cleaning out mortise joints or scribing wood, as well as many other uses.
The layout square is a triangle that you can use to mark square cuts on stock. Once you measure the length of the cut, you line up the layout square with the edge of the board. The short side will give you a straight, square cut across the end grain.
An assortment of chisels should be part of every workbench. Chisels are not just for wood carvers. Any woodworker will need chisels to clean out joints and saw cuts. Look for chisels made of high-alloy carbon steel or chromium-vanadium alloyed steel.
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