The Index of Fossil-Fuel-Friendly Woodworking Knowledge

An effort to be the most comprehensive site of Hand-tool Woodworking Information on the Web, this initially started as my own way to quickly reference what I felt was valuable web-based knowledge, but this index quickly became a resource for the entire online community. Most of the links are compositions and websites built by others and cataloged here. Some were threads from online woodworking forums such as Woodnet, and I built a web-page of the post(s) to preserve the information contained therein. Only a few of the articles are my own, and several links were submitted directly to me. In all cases, I attemtped to give proper credit. A perpetual Thank You to all who have contributed to this resource.


KNOW-IT-ALL

Anderson Planes by Christopher Schwarz

Antique Tools FAQ

Ashley Iles MkII Chisel Review by Joel Rainville

Axminster 4" Double/Sliding Square Review by Alf

Beginner's Hand Tool List by Chris Baylor

Beginner's Hand Tool List by Robert Lang

Blood & Gore - the definitive Stanley-Bailey resource by Patrick A. Leach

Blue Spruce Toolworks by Christopher Schwarz

The Brace by Bob Smalser

The Catch 22s of Hand Planes by Robert "Rfeeser" Feeser

Chairmaking Tools by Christopher Schwarz

A Chisel Survey by Bob Smalser

Clifton Bench Planes and Sheffield by Andy King

Conversion Chart: Fractions to Decimals by Bruce Fackett

The Davistown Museum

The Disstonian Institute online reference of Disston Saws by Erik von Sneidern

The Emmert Vise Versatility by Bob Smalser

Files and Rasps (PDF) by Slav Jelesijevich

The Galoot's Progress - a neanderthal resource by Thomas Price

Hand Plane Information by Robert "Rfeeser" Feeser

Hand Tools FAQ by Ken Smith

How to Become a More Organized Woodworker by Chris Black

Introduction to Handplanes by Popular Woodworking

Joiner and Boatwright Tools by Bob Smalser

Knife and Tool Sheaths by Bob Smalser

Leonard Bailey and Stanley Rule & Level Co. by Philip Whitby

The Many Types of Wood Glue

Mid-West Tool Collectors Association

Millers Falls Tool Co.

Miter Planes by Christopher Schwarz

Ohio Tool Company by Keith Rucker

The Old Tools Mailing List - the premier Galoot hang-out

Plough and Combination Plane How-To by Alf

Plough and Combination Plane Resource by Alf

Record 405 Multi-plane Manual (PDF) hosted by Peter Marquis-Kyle

Record Planes

Record Planes Details and Production Timeline by David Lynch Esq

Record Plow Planes Pictorial at Tooltrip

Sargent and Company (PDF) by David Heckel

Sargent Plow Planes Pictorial at Tooltrip

Screw-Bolt-Nut Types Chart by BoltDepot

Siegley Plow Plane Pictorial at Tooltrip

Standard Furniture Dimension by Highland Hardware

Stanley Bedrock Plane Types by Bob Kaune

Stanley No. 80 by Sawdust and Shavings

Stanley Router Plane Type Studies

Stanley Plane Type Study by Johnny "Rarebear" Kleso

Stanley Plane Type Flowchart

Survival Tips for the Beginner Galoot

Tooling Up by Rob "Evenfall" Hanson

Tyzack Nonpareil tool history by Don Tyzack

Tyzack and Son history by Don Tyzack

Woodnet Handtools Forum - the ski-lift to the top of the slope

The Woodworks Library by Rob "Evenfall" Hanson

The Woodworking Wiki at WoodWorkersZone.com

The Woodwright's Shop - Online Episodes

PRODUCT REVIEWS

Blue Spruce Toolworks by Christopher Schwarz

The Blum Smoother and Foreplane Review by Derek Cohen

Clifton Bench Planes Review by Christopher Schwarz

The Emmert Vise Clone Review by Garrett Lambert

Grizzly Japanese Chisel and Gouge Review by Bob "CedarSlayer" Strawn

Grizzly Japanese Chisel Review by Tim "Spokeshave" Gillespie

Groz #220 Block Plane Review by Alf

High Angle Plane Comparison (PDF) by Lyn J. Mangiameli

Hock Blades - VIDEO by Ron Hock

HNT Gordon Smoother and Trying Plane Review by Derek Cohen

HNT Gordon Spokeshaves Review by Derek Cohen

Independence Tools and Lie-Nielsen Dovetail Saws by Derek Cohen

The James Krenov Smoother by Derek Cohen

Lee Valley "Little Victor" Block Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Lie-Nielsen Chisels Review by Christopher Schwarz

Lie-Nielsen Face Joinery Float Review by Derek Cohen

Lie-Nielsen #140 Skew Block Plane Review by Alf

Low Angle Jack Development by Derek Cohen

Marcou S15/BU Smoother Review by Derek Cohen

Premium Shoulder Planes Review by Christopher Schwarz

Ray Iles Mortiser Chisels Review by Chrisopher Schwarz

Sauer & Steiner Toolworks by Christopher Schwarz

Veritas Bench Planes Review by Alf

Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Fence Review by Alf

Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Bevel Up Smoother Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Block Plane Review by Alf

Veritas Cabinet Scraper and Scraper Plane Review by Alf

Veritas Carver's Bench Review by Lee Grindiner

Veritas Dovetail Saw Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Low Angle Smoother Review by Alf

Veritas Low Angle Smoother Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Low Angle Smoothing Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave Review by Alf

Veritas Low Angle Jack Review by Alf

Veritas Low Angle Jointer Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Mark II Honing Guide by Alf

Veritas Router Plane Review by Alf

Veritas Router Plane Review by Christopher Schwarz

Veritas Router Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Scrub Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Shoulder Plane (Bullnose) Review by Alf

Veritas Shoulder Plane (Large) Review by Alf

Veritas Shoulder Plane (Medium) Review by Alf

Veritas Shoulder Plane (Medium) Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Shoulder Plane (Small) Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Side Rabbet Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Skew Angle Jig Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Small Router Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Small Plow Plane Review by Alf

Veritas Small Plow Plane Review by Derek Cohen

Veritas Spokeshaves Review by Alf

Wenzloff and Sons Saws Review by Christopher Schwarz

Wheel Marking Gauges Review by Alf

Why You Need Hand Planes in Your Shop (Video) with Randy Maxey

KNOW-WHO

Adjustable Clamp Co.

Anant Carpentry Tools

Anderson Planes - custom infill planes

Ashley Iles - woodturning and carving tools made in the old tradition

Barr Specialty Tools - hand forged timeless tools

Blue Spruce Toolworks - high quality hand tools

Boggs Tool - file sharpening service

Bridge City Tool Works - premier manufacturer of woodworking tools

Cape Forge - hand forged wood carving tools

Chester Toolworks - fine traditional hand tools

Clark & Williams - there's something special about wooden planes

Czeck Edge - fine custom marking knives and awls

Dan's Whetstone Company - producer and supplier of natural Arkansas whetstones

Dave's Shaves - reproduction wooden spokeshaves

David Finck - specialty wooden plane irons

Evenfall Studios

The Goodell-Pratt Company

Harris Tools

Henry Taylor Tools

Hock Tools - plane blades

Holtey Classic Handplanes

Knight Toolworks - it's all about fluffy shavings

Lee Valley & Veritas - suppliers of woodworking tools

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks - makers of heirloom quality tools

Marcou Planes

Medallion Toolworks - saw makers

Nicholson, William T. - founder of Nicholson File Company

Norse Woodsmith - resourceful hand tool reproductions

PEC Tools

Pfeil Tools - Swiss hand tools

Samurai Blades - Japanese laminated plane blades

Sauer & Steiner - infill planes

Spehar Toolworks

St. James Bay Tool Co. - makers of quality woodworking tools

Thomas Flinn & Co. - Pax & Lynx saws

Veritas Tools Inc.

Wenzloff & Sons - saw makers

Winsor Saws - saw makers

Woodjoy Tools - dedicated to improving traditional tools

SHARPENING

Advanced Saw Filing and Restoration by Bob Smalser

Basic Sharpening Tutorial by Bob Smalser

Care and Use of Japanese Waterstones by Highland Hardware

Cambering Bevel Up Plane Blades by Derek Cohen

Finer Points of (Saw) Sharpening by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Grinding a Scrub Plane Blade by Derek Cohen

Guide to Honing & Sharpening at Museum of Woodworking Tools

Honing Guide Troubleshooting by Robert "Rfeeser" Feeser

Jet Slow Speed Wet Grinder Review by Tom Hintz

Jet Slow Speed vs Tormek Grinder Comparison by Tom Hintz

Lapping the Backs of Blades by Derek Cohen

The Overkillsharp Honing Method by Bob "CedarSlayer" Strawn

Rotary Lapping Machines by Christopher Schwarz

Saw Filing by Brent Beach

Saw Filing - A Beginner's Primer by Pete Taran

Saw Vise by Daryl Weir

Saw Vise by Dominic Greco

The Scary Sharp System by Steve LaMantia

Shady's Speedy Sharpening System

Sharpening a Plane Iron Freehand - (VIDEO) by Alf

Sharpening a Scraper by Dieter Schmid

Sharpening a Scraper by Stewart-MacDonald

Sharpening the Disston Acme 120 No-set Handsaw by Daryl Weir

Sharpening Handsaws by Bob Smalser

Sharpening Notes by Woodsmith

Sharpening with a Grinding Wheel by Bill Tindall

Sharpening with a Hard Felt Wheel by James D. Thompson

Side Sharpening and the Sharp Skate Honing Guide by Derek Cohen

The Ten Cent Sharpening System by Derek Cohen

Veritas Skew Angle Jig by Derek Cohen

KNOW-HOW

50 Degree Plane Conversion by Bob Smalser

50 Degree Plane Conversion part II by Bob Smalser

Advanced Angles on the Veritas Honing Guide Mk II by Derek Cohen

Advanced Saw Filing and Restoration by Bob Smalser

Are Your Glue Joints Repairable? by Bob Smalser

Bench Drill Cleanup and Repair by Isaac Smith

Block Plane Selection and Rehabilitation by Bob Smalser

Buffing and Polishing Metal by Caswell Plating

Building a Traditional Coffin Smoother by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Building a Wooden Bench Plane by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Chisel Handle Tutorial by Ryan "RyanC" Cathey

Chisel Handles for Socket Chisels by James D. Thompson

Chisel Handles for Tanged Chisels by James D. Thompson

Chisel Handles with Leather Washers by James D. Thompson

Chopping Mortises by Hand by Bob Smalser

Cleaning Handsaw Blades by Bob Sturgeon

Cleaning an Old Oil Stone by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Cleaning Wooden Tools by Ray Drake

The Dirty Dozen Cast Iron Recipe by Dave Arbuckle

Drawboring Resurrected by Christopher Schwarz

The Drawknife by Bob Smalser

Drilling Holes in Plane Totes by Neil Mitchell

The Emmert Vise How-Tos by Carl Matthews

Emmert Vise Restoration by Walt Quadrato

Files, Filing, Filling, and Finishing by Bob Smalser

Filing the Mouth of a Cast Iron Plane by Robin "Frigator" Frierson

Flattening Chisel Backs by Scott Grandstaff

A Galoot's Infill Smoother by Derek Cohen

Grinding a Scrub Plane Blade by Derek Cohen

Hand-Cut Dovetails - a pictorial guide

Hand-Cut Dovetails - by Peter Tremblay

Hand-Cut Doveails after Fifty by Norman Havens

Hand Saw Basics by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Hand Saw Handle Fabrication - a pictorial by Mike "MikeW" Wenzloff

Hand Planes 101 - a resource by Johnny "Rarebear" Kleso

Handle Repair for Bench Planes by Johnny "Rarebear" Kleso

Haunched and Drawbored M&T I: The Mortise by Bob Smalser

Haunched and Drawbored M&T II: The Tenon by Bob Smalser

A Hotdog (Handle) for the Veritas LA Jack by Derek Cohen

How To Make Your Own Steel Knives by Dick Baugh

A Humble Nomi Rescue by Bernard "leNaif" LaVie

Improving the #66 Hand Beader by Derek Cohen

Japanese Chisels - Setting Hoops by Tools for Working Wood

Japanning - all you wanted to know

Japanning by Todd Hughes and Sean Cullen

Lie-Nielsen Blade Upgrade I - Record 07 by Cian

Lie-Nielsen Blade Upgrade II - Bailey 5-1/2 by Cian

Lie-Nielsen Blade Upgrade III - Bailey 4-1/2 by Cian

Lie-Nielsen Quick-Tip Videos

Making a Back Saw - Part 1: Saw Blades by Tim Hoff

Making a Back Saw - Part 2: Saw Handles by Tim Hoff

Making a Woodie by "Mignal"

Making Handplane Knobs by "Clovishound"

Making Handplane Totes by Roy Griggs

Making Inexpensive Spar Planes by Bob Smalser

Making a Marking Knife by Derek Cohen

Making a Saw Handle by Charlie Driggs

Marking Out and Cutting a Dovetail Joint by V. Ryan

Miter Box (#246, #358) Instructions by Stanley - (PDF) hosted by Tooltrip

Miter Clamp (#100, #400) Instructions by Stanley - (PDF) hosted by Tooltrip

Molding Planes - Collecting by Andrew Strome

Molding Planes - Tuning and Using by Andrew Strome

Mounting a Woodworking Vise by Highland Hardware

Oil Stones & Sharpening a Gouge by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Plane Cleaning 101 by Roy Griggs

Plane Knob Holder for the Lathe by Steve "Stwood" Clardy

Planemaker's Floats by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Preparing a Board without a Jointer / Planer by Derek Cohen

Primer on Knife Sharpening by Steve Bottorff

Recycling Old Hand Saws into New Ones by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Refurbishing a Yankee 2100 Brace by "Glen C"

Rehabbing Cast Iron Planes by Bob Smalser

Rehabilitating Old Chisels by Bob Smalser

Rehabilitating Old Chisels v2 by Bob Smalser

Rehabbing Wooden Planes by Bob Smalser

Rehandling an Oval Bolstered Mortice Chisel by Derek Cohen

Renovating an Infill Shoulder Plane by Derek Cohen

Renovating an Infill Smoother by Derek Cohen

Repairing a Broken Tote by Scott Grandstaff

Repairing an Old Hammer by Bob Sturgeon

Repairing and Restoring Varnished Hardwood by Bob Smalser

Restoring a Stanley #51/52 by Derek Cohen

Restoring a Stanley #62 Low Angle Jack by Derek Cohen

Restoring a Handsaw Handle by Bob Sturgeon

Restoring an Old Handsaw by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Restoring a (Really Bad) Old Handsaw by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Restoring Saw Blades by James D. Thompson

Riveted Tool Handles by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Router Planes by Christopher Schwarz

Rust Removal Using Electrolysis by Bill Dickerson

Rustproofing Tools by Bob Smalser

Sargent Combination Planes (#1080 and #1085) Instructions - (PDF) hosted by Tooltrip

Saw Filing by Matt Cianci NEW

Saw Filing Horses by Bob Smalser

Sawset (#42, #43, #442) Instructions by Stanley - (PDF) hosted by Tooltrip

Sawset (#42SS, #43) Instructions by Stanley - (PDF) hosted by Tooltrip

Scrapers, Using by Phil Lowe (Taunton Press article)

The Scrub Plane by Chrisopher Schwarz

The Shooting Board by Derek Cohen

The Shooting Board (PDF) by Popular Woodworking

The Shooting Board by White Mountain Design

Shop Made Joiner and Boatwright's Tools by Bob Smalser

Shop Made Mallet by Leonard Lee

Shop Made Screw Clamps by "Niki"

Socket Chisel Handles by Leif "Nordic" Hanson

Spokeshave Tune-up by Bob Smalser

Stanley 78 Tips by "Apricotripper"

Sword Restoration by Bob Smalser NEW

Tuning Card Scrapers by Bob Smalser

Tuning an Eggbeater Drill by Andy Seaman

Tuning a Stanley #140 Skew Block Plane by Derek Cohen

Tuning and Testing Infill Planes by Steve Elliott

Using Hand Planes and Scrapers for a Smooth Finish (VIDEO) by Dennis Perkins

Using and Tuning a Hand Plane - (VIDEO) by Fine Woodworkingac Smith

METHODS OF WORK

Glueing Up Thin Boards by "Niki"

FINISHING

Homeshop Finishes That Work! by Jack and Luzimar Loganbill

Shellac as undercoat for Shellac by Joseph Fusco

Wood Finishing Tips by David Gillie

SMITHING

Blacksmithing and Metalworking by Ron Reil

Brake Drum Forge by Jock Dempsey

Build Your Own Blacksmith Forge by Patrick Rock

The Philly Forge by Philip Edwards

SAFETY

Chemicals in the Woodworking Industry by DOCEP of Western Australia

Cleaning Up Oil Spills (VIDEO) by AskTheBuilder

Finishing Chemicals by OSHA

Self-Igniting Urethane Dust/Scrapings by Bruce W. Maki

JUST WOOD

Exotic Wood Pictures

Forest Products Laboratory References

Guide to American Hardwood Species

Hardwood Lumber Grading

Janka Wood Hardness Scale - Chart / Explained

USDA Forest Service Wood References

Woodfinder

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographing Your Work - A Tutorial by Neal Addy

 

Last updated 5.27.13


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