Basics: The standard fine woodworking kit

Basics: The standard fine woodworking kit

If you want to get started with fine woodworking, I present a core set of tools and talk about what matters and why. The important thing is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you would be amazed at what you find second-hand. Every video includes references to tools.

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Winding sticks
Marking gauges
Plane hammer
Jointing plane
Smoothing plane
Block plane
Apron plane
Japanese dozuki saw
Dovetail saw
Coping saw
Card scraper
Long 1 1/4″ chisel
1″ chisel
1/2″ chisel
1/4″ chisel
Whizcut file
Bevel setter (Veritas)
Bevel gauge
Draw knife
OLFA knife
Sharpening stones (1000 and 8000 grit)

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  1. casey davis on January 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm


  2. Jaime Gonzalez on January 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Good stuff Brian thanks.

  3. Brent Herrera on January 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

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  4. Catholic Woodworker on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Its great to see another woodworker on YouTube. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience!

  5. Vadym Volodko on January 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I made similar with woodprix instructions 🙂

  6. softminimal1 on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Hey Brian that house is wicked dude, best log house Ive seen, love the minimal timber handrail on the glass balustrade.
    Just subscriber so Im hoping there is a vid on the house somewhere.
     I’m an architect who has decided to take the plunge into joinery so just getting my tools together at the moment and this vid was very handy.
    Thanks mate.

  7. Theo Galvin on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    For now, I think that Woody Hyezmar is still giving his Woodworking Bible to those who are interested. Just though I’d mention it.

  8. Kara Ingram on January 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Just started woodworking, and out of all the video’s on "starting out" this is my favorite. Thanks! 

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  10. Fuzzy Johnson on January 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Well done. I’ve enjoyed all your videos I’ve seen so far. This is a good list. I think we all know at least one person who’s whole hobby is buying the most expensive tools available, keeping them clean and pristine and of course displayed neatly but who never produces the first thing in their shop.

    Then you see people who have the least amount of tools – many of them are questionable quality and they produce beautiful works of art.

    The two most basic things ANY workshop needs is a good workbench and the good lighting.

    One item you’re missing here is a drill. We make A LOT of holes.

    Also sandpaper and a good sanding block. Many of us aren’t skilled enough with handplanes to create a finish-ready surface.

    I make my sanding blocks from 1/2" MDF. They’re easy to make and far better than any commercially available sanding blocks.

  11. Fimka Mio on January 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I presume that anyone who used to try making his or her project through using diy recommendations, one or more times, undertook the frustrating time when the result always was much worse than expectation.

  12. Brian Sizew on January 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    It’s obvious that you can save lots of money building up woodwork on your own rather than buying it.

  13. Doris Latimore Johnson on January 16, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    thank you for the tips on basic tools. I´ve found less frustration when I´ve made sure all sharps are sharpened, and using the right methods for each tool. That also includes how tools are held and how I stand. This is my first time seeing your videos, but I will look to see what you cover on the things I mentioned here. Great intro for me.

  14. Hewu Mona on January 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    For over 5 years, I waste time and money purchasing woodworking ebooks, programs but many of them left me much more issue than solution.

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  16. SolidHunter on January 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks man! I have a carpentry/woodworking shop at school and I feel confident about using these tools now!

  17. Paul on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information! I am curious about one thing – I noticed you didn’t mention a single power tool. I would have thought things like routers, band saws, orbital sander, etc. would be quite valuable. Is this considered to be a different class of woodwork, or would you simply rather not use them?

  18. Youtubeee on January 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    very cool!

  19. mizzak on January 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    great video

  20. Jeffrey Freeman on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    You need some sort of a panel saw to cut stock with as neither of those back saws will be good for cutting more than a couple of inches deep. Other than that, great video!

  21. Tee Harris on January 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Hi, I’m redoing my wood floors and for some reason in certain spots it’s changing colors like splotchy. It’s like a light paper bag brown, they really stand out. It does it even after I sand and stained it. Can you help?

  22. Alexandra Riley on January 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

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  23. Hewu Mona on January 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    For almost 5yrs, I invest time and cash purchasing wood working ebooks, blueprints but most of them left me much more question than answer.

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  25. Resonant93 on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I follow you on instagram (magusguitars), thanks for the effort in these videos they are really great and helpful.

  26. Rob S5 on January 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    thank you

  27. Ronna Keil on January 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    With this kit, how do you sharpen your blades?