Hand Tools For Beginners Woodworking – What you NEED

Hand Tools For Beginners Woodworking – What you NEED

Hand Tools For Beginners Woodworking. In this video Rob explains what is his recommended basic set of hand tools for beginners interested in hand tool woodworking and furniture making. Figuring out what hand tools beginners need for woodworking can be a daunting task unless you have a woodworking mentor explaining what you need. So stop wasting money and learn what Hand Tools for beginners woodworking needs you require.
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– The Cosman Workbench: https://robcosman.com/collections/dvds/products/video-the-cosman-workbench
– Bessey Tradesman Clamps: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/bessey-tradesman-professional-series-bar-clamp-8-capacity-4-throat-depth?gclid=CjwKCAjwzIH7BRAbEiwAoDxxTjpufng5f1RAP1fuk5kdKwwOvkGDqgDB-dzKBgHKKuRGIvBP7fbmLBoCewAQAvD_BwE
Sharpening Kit: https://robcosman.com/collections/sharpening

– Lie Nelsen Panel Saws: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4149/panel-saws
– Lie Nielsen Scrub Plane: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/products/scrub-plane?path=special-purpose-tools&node=4076
– WoodRiver 5-1/2 Bench Plane: https://robcosman.com/collections/planes/products/woodriver-no-5-1-2-jack-plane.
– WoodRiver Low Angle Block Plane: https://robcosman.com/collections/planes/products/woodriver-block-plane-low-angle
– Panel gauge: https://robcosman.com/collections/marking-gauges/products/panel-gauge

– Tenon Saw: https://robcosman.com/collections/saws/products/rob-cosmans-professional-tenon-saw-medium
– Joinery Crosscut Saw: https://robcosman.com/collections/saws/products/rob-cosmans-professional-crosscut-saws-test2
– Lie Nielsen Mortise Chisels: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4174/mortise-chisels
– Mortise Gauge: https://robcosman.com/collections/marking-gauges/products/master-product-page-template
– RC Marking Gauge: https://robcosman.com/collections/marking-gauges/products/rob-cosmans-marking-gauge-test
– Small Router Plane: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/products/1-271-ct-small-router-plane

– Dovetail Saw: https://robcosman.com/collections/saws/products/rob-cosman-professional-dovetail-saw
– IBC Chisels: https://robcosman.com/collections/chisels
– Dividers: https://robcosman.com/collections/layout-and-measuring/products/pec-dividers
– Dovetail Marking Gauge: https://robcosman.com/collections/marking-tools/products/dovetail-marker
– Dovetail Marking Knife: https://robcosman.com/collections/marking-tools/products/dovetail-marker

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  1. pault22pt on February 23, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    You continue to produce outstanding content. There is no one better at being able to communicate the lessons and techniques of woodworking. You have a very smooth delivery filled with methods that make woodworking a much better experience. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.

  2. Danny on February 23, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    What a well structured video. Informative, complete, to the point, easy listening. You should take up teaching some day Lol. Top piece of advice at the end. It’s hard to do for first timers but worth doing. I don’t know how many times I’ve paid more in the end by being cheap to start with. And then paid twice.

  3. Yvonne Z. Amador de Garcia on February 23, 2022 at 10:48 pm


  4. aethalops alecto on February 23, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I’m sorry… I passed out when I saw you use your little square as a hammer.

  5. Southern Yak Fishing on February 23, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    This video is great, but it called me poor in so many languages. Overwhelming.

  6. TheTranq on February 23, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Hey Rob, Hoping you see this tonight. Do you think I should get a shoulder plane (Veritas medium plane) or a skew rabbet plane next. My order goes in tomorrow. I mainly want to use it for cleaning up rabbets but I know a shoulder plane is pretty versatile. Of course I could use the rabbet plane as you do with the thinning the tails for alignement. What do you think?

  7. Jacky Tran on February 23, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Awesome! I’m an amateur hand tool only woodworker, where’s a good website to buy used hand tools in Canada? I can’t seem to find any (I live near Toronto)

  8. John Day on February 23, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I love the idea that you’re giving. Great tools get great results. BUT if I’m just starting out and I buy these top of the line expensive tools and I’m getting crappy results because I have no experience, then that’s how you kill a drive. You spent all this money and not getting decent results. I love your technique videos but these brand tools are not to start out with. If someone wanted to get into bow hunting, I wouldn’t tell them to go out and spend 1.5k on a matthews or hoyt bow. I’d say decent like PSE or Bear. Then they build from there. But I live the idea but I think you start decent tools not top grade.

  9. TheTranq on February 23, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    And a lot of hours of practice! Nice overview I was about to order the Veritas shoulder plane but I’m thinking of doing the skew block plane instead. My main use for it right now is rabbets not tenons anyway

  10. T Runyan on February 23, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Great show and tool recomendations. Could point me to a video that shows how to properly sharpen a cutter in a router plane? Thanks

  11. Shannan Schisler on February 23, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I really like it. Also check out Stodoys and plans.

  12. Pizza Boy on February 23, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Excellent presentation, thanks.

  13. Dan Philpott on February 23, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome content as usual! Thank you!

  14. The Sky Forge on February 23, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Any tips for how to clamp the piece of wood to rip cut it?

  15. Sven Haaijman on February 23, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    There’s a lot of stuff in this video you don’t need but it makes getting started a lot easier. If you want efficiency and ease of use, spend the extra and get Rob’s recommendations. They’re good tools that will serve you well for a long time. If you have a really tight budget and don’t mind putting in a little extra work, go to Rex Krueger’s "woodworking for humans" series here on YouTube. There you start with the bare minimum and start building your own tools and skills. Personally I like the latter better because I like to completely understand what I’m doing and the limitations I get from not having the best tools makes it easier to make mistakes and learn from them. But that’s just my style of learning.

  16. Jose Arrue on February 23, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Excellent video as always. But with these tools, if you are a beginner woodworking will set you back 1.5K or more easy

  17. Jarome Jacksan on February 23, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Just go to the Woodglut website if you want to do it yourself.

  18. Fulla Blarney on February 23, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Re eggbeater drills, I bought a used one in excellent condition. But I have found only 1-2 videos about using an eggbeater drill, and I I don’t think they present good technique. Would you please make a video of your technique?

    For myself, I’ve found that when drilling vertically, that the arms should form a 45-90-45 triangle with respect to a hypothetical baseline between the shoulders. This allows the cranking hand to move in a straight line without cocking the wrist. The drill bit choice is also important – standard twist bits don’t seem to work very well, so I’m still looking for the ‘ideal’ grinding angle. Incidentally, I found that a four-winged spear-point glass bit is excellent for starting holes at most angles.

  19. Paul L on February 23, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    The “O” ring used to protect the knobs on a vice handle is a great idea. Trying to find just the right size can be frustrating. Here’s a tip: take any size “O” ring (thickness and diameter irrelevant) cut with razor to fit, then glue end to end with super glue. Perfect. Cheap.

  20. Max Lee on February 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    gasp *faints*

  21. Chris Marin on February 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Me watching this video like damn I just wanna build a tv stand to save money on $1000 dollar store bought. Although it would be nice to own these tools for later projects I don’t think I’ll use them enough to justify to my wife lol

  22. nick name94 on February 23, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    "If you buy cheap tools, you cry every time you use."
    "If you buy expensive tools, you cry only once".
    EPIC and so true at the same time!!!

  23. Joel D Canfield on February 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Quite helpful. What combination squares are those? I don’t see a link.

  24. David Reed on February 23, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Hey, just one remark, before he decides to publish it, you might want to take a peek at Woody Hyezmar’s Woodworking Bible, maybe just try go’ogling it even though it’s not complete.

  25. Bruce Langridge on February 23, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I like your tool kit, man after my own heart. You are right, buy junk tools and you only live to regret it.

  26. Bill K. on February 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Did you not mention a tape measure on purpose Rob? Great video, lots of information, thanks for sharing it.

  27. Retiring Renegade on February 23, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Brother for the great content and tutorial!
    I learned a lot and truly appreciate the effort in sharing Your knowledge and experience!
    Well done!
    Enjoy Your weekend!

  28. cruxclimber0600 on February 23, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    what brand/style auger bits are those?

  29. Julie Brown on February 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    No rasp of any type?

  30. Roland Métayer on February 23, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I know that working with hand tools is probably more REAL CARPENTRY WORK, but I am LAZY, so I will still use ELECTRIC TOOLS. Furthermore, the price of setting up a shop with hand tools (good quality hand tools) must be much more EXPENSIVE than setting up a wood working shop with a few (fairly good) quality electric tools. I do admire men and women that do things the old way. Not for me ! ! ! Cheers from Canada, Polar Bear country.

  31. Mahsa86 on February 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    This video is good for someone that already has some knowledge . I am an absolute beginner so all these names and the fact that you didnt show the actual use of them on the piece of wood made me confused and intimidated… do you think you can break it down a bit more? I live in Sweden and I am trying to learn by watching videos on youtube.

  32. Kerry Foster on February 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    This is a rare video on woodworking! Finding anything showing and explaining basic hand tools is refreshing! I have most of these – some I’ve had 40 years and still used regularly. My first project was the carpenters tool box with drawer with dovetails. Great in the workshop but too clumsy to take on site. It takes time and much patience to use and sharpen planes and chisels. The sharpening guides you can buy now make it much easier. Not sure if it’s taught in schools now but it should be! Hope this inspires young people to learn carpentry, but it definitely helps to be taught by an expert. Great video!

  33. Go To For Woodworkers on February 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I, too, loved your presentation and the knowledge imparted in your presentation. Well done!

  34. Samsa on February 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Steve Ramsey says 7; Rex Kruger says 5.

  35. Fred Nahirny on February 23, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you wonderful explanation of how to get started in hand tool wood working

  36. MANJIT SINGH on February 23, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Thank u rob. cool advice.

  37. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger on February 23, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    U didn’t finish explaining what the router was good for?

  38. Keith Marlowe on February 23, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    "How many clamps do I need"? More.

  39. Shantay Madison on February 23, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    I made it too few weeks ago. Want to know how ? just look for Woodprix.

  40. bighand69 on February 23, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    The most important are chisel, saw, plane and hammer. With just those you can make anything.

  41. Michel Babineau on February 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Great advice, as always! 👌

  42. Charles Hinton on February 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you for doing this video.
    I appreciate your woodworking and your community service.

  43. NoCultist on February 23, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Too much.

  44. Sarcast on February 23, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Let me tell you something – a blunt chisel is the 10th circle of Hell. Not even kidding. I was making a birthday gift, a decorative plaque with some lettering, out of old hard oak. I had no money and was able to afford two cheap chisels and only had a regular metal hammer. It took me probably five times longer and my hands looked like trucks ran over them 24/7, especially when doing stuff I couldn’t use a hammer for and had to push in with my palms.

    Never buy cheap tools – it takes longer to build stuff, it’s more difficult to do it, more frustrating, you’re probably going to get worse results AND you’re gonna have to pay for a quality tool eventually. Not worth it.

  45. Matt Gilliland on February 23, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    I like the way you laid this out. Gives you a place to start and what to work towards. Greatly appreciated and great job!

  46. Bob Carr on February 23, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I am a youtube furniture maker. This saves me considerable money in acquiring tools, and as long as I stick to watching you and Paul Sellers, I always achieve excellent results. The same strategy applies for my crappie fishing. The main issues that I have is that my den is furnished in Ikea and my freezer is never stocked with fish.

  47. Dathomir pizza girl on February 23, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Ah yes, aboot

  48. mbull001 on February 23, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    if you have 0 experience in woodworking but would like to start (never sharpened a chisel, plane knife,..) would you still advice on buying premium tools? As if you are starting out you don’t want to destroy your fine chisels/planes by sharpening them wrong…

  49. Stephen Emerson on February 23, 2022 at 11:39 pm


  50. Star Karan on February 23, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Do it yourself, visit the Stodoys website and find out how.