One should have a basic knowledge for any practical application be it a cooking or woodwork. Every craftsman should know what tool to be used at what point. Knowledge of basic tools in woodwork would help you to become a flawless woodworker in future. So let’s discuss about 13 basic tools for woodwork which are beginning woodworking tool and will help you to start your own woodworking business.
Essential Woodworking tool list to get started
It is metal hunk fastened at the end of a stick. This is a perfect tool for inserting a nail on the wood, as it had one flattened side and the other side is slightly convex in nature which is used to drive out the nail from the wooden surface if the nail is unnecessary. Therefore it is one of the essential woodworking tool kit.
This tool is perfect for penciling or knifing fines lines at an angle of 45 degrees and 90 degrees, hence it comes in beginner woodworking tool list. It is an important tool because this gives a perfect straight line of the mentioned degree. 12-in is the most common.
This tool helps in holding the final assemblies firmly together.
This tool is perfect to cut out a parallel line to the board’s edge. This is important for curving out exact tendons, baseline and mortise for dovetail.
This tool is better than pencil for marking purposes as it gives a specific location and a line for beginning of any chisel or handsaw work.
This tool contains a pivoting blade which helps in locking it at any angle. It helps to transfer different planed angles to work piece and locating table saw blade angles. It is mostly used for laying out dovetails.
The moisture Meter
It is very necessary to measure the amount of moisture content in the wood on which you are going to work. This is important for a long-term success of any woodwork. There are two types of moisture meters present. One is has pins which can leave very tiny holes on the surface of the wood which needs to be filled up and the other type is pinless moisture meter, which has sensors on them which detects the amount of moisture present in the wood.
Japanese pull saw (dozuki) is an example of a dovetail saw. This saw are the best ones because, even the less expensive ones are immensely sharp.
This tool is perfect to remove the waste between the tails and the dovetail pins.
1/2 in, 1/4 in, 3/4 in, 3/8 in are the 4 basic chisels. Chisels are useful for cleaning grooves or squaring mortises made with partial drill bits.
Its uniqueness lies on its blade that extends the full sole’s width, so that you can smoothen the corners.
For smoothing end grain, chamfering edges and leveling joints, the block plane is a crucial tool. Block planes exist in low angle and standard models, depends on the usage.
These economical tools are the perfect ones for smoothing out delicate particles such as tiger maple or any small particles projected out from a clean board. They are quite cheap, easy sharp able and long lasting.