Hand tools to get you started in woodworking

Hand tools to get you started in woodworking

Hand tools that are in my opinion great to get you started.

Tool list:
Marking knife
Marking gauge
Mechanical pencil
Combination square
Low angle jack plane
Low angle rabbet block plane
Ryoba saw
Dozuki saw
1000 grit Waterstone
12000 grit Waterstone
Eclipse honing guide or veritas honing guide


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  1. Jose Mejia on August 4, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    What is going to be your next project

  2. Sami Saari on August 4, 2022 at 10:34 pm


  3. Anes Cimpo on August 4, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Sehr schΓΆn.. Danke

  4. Ross Mac Andrews on August 4, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Love it. Not buying the cheapest tools is definitely Good advice. I spent too long struggling with cheap tools and it really was ruined my enthusiasm for woodworking and made me feel like I would never be good at it. I now am building my collection of quality tools (as quickly as my budget allows) and the difference is immense. I also have that same low angle jack plane, my first quality tool, I love it. I enjoyed this video.

  5. Stuart Aylward on August 4, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Great video. I’m interested to know which planing stop you have installed on the end vise? I made myself a similar bench (actually inspired by yours!) Although my vise is a Record 52D quick release with a dog, it’s fiddly and I like what you have there!

  6. AndroidGameplays4Every1 on August 4, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    How did you bore the holes on your workbench? did you chamfer these holes with a router?

  7. Justin Sane on August 4, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I recommend the narex richter chisels. they are affordable, but great quality. take very little prep, and hold an edge as well as anything else ive used. start with the quarter or half inch, and buy as needed to get the sizes you require. I have the cheaper narex, they are great as well, especially for the price, but the feel of the richters are worth a few extra bucks.

  8. The Photographic Eye on August 4, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Been toying with the idea of doing some woodworking again (haven’t since highschool).
    Great video.

  9. Nick on August 4, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Fantastic video!!!

  10. Stefan Fyhn on August 4, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I’m having trouble finding where you’re buying your wood. I seem to only be able to find stuff like 40x40x300mm or 25×80. Maybe even 25×250 Or similar. Never thicknesses below 25, unless I buy preglued shelf boards which are 18mm. Where do you source your thin stock?

  11. Arturo Eduardo Campos Flores on August 4, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    ASMR and handtool woodworking, everything i need to be happy

  12. Alex G on August 4, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Is nobody going to mention the fact that he talked this time?… Anyone? I’m both surprised and excited!

  13. Darth Schumy on August 4, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Great video and I’ll have to check out more of your uploads.

    Incidently, Juuma planes are sold across the world but with different brand names. There are slight differences with each brand label, but they are only trivial in nature and not worth worrying about. "Luban" is what they’re called in Australia, "Juuma" is the nomenclature in Germany, in Britain they’re described as "Quansheng" and in North America they’re known as "Woodriver". I have an extraordinary # of these planes, that I have bought from across the world and they are all indeed the same manufacturer/planes. They are a true rival to that of Veritas and Lie Nielsen planes, but sold at an astounding fraction of the price, but this is steadily changing now, as people realize the genuine value and quality of their items.

    In many respects and in key areas Juuma is a vastly better product. For example: Juuma/Quansheng/Luban etc., use sharper and proper tool steel for their blades, instead of a duller A2 steel or a fake cryogenic hardening method. When you think about it; freezing something doesn’t change it – hence why you keep food in a fridge. Hardening steel requires vast amounts of heat/energy to change it and then rapidly drop that energy level to produce a result (although the dropped temp is still insanely high). You don’t get a hardened tool steel from a freezer (which takes the energy/heat out of something, preventing it from changing), but both Lie Nielsen and Veritas falsely claim you can – which makes one question their reputation and even the quality of their products. Once you realize they are deliberately deceiving customers with marketing, you then have to ask, why can’t they sell items on their own potential benefit? Fake marketing can tell you so much about a company and their integrity.

  14. Juba on August 4, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Excellent video.

  15. Sir Eebral on August 4, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    is it possible to make wood product for life using only hand tools?

  16. Chris Zolman on August 4, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Could you leave some links to the tools you use?

  17. Ja Nee on August 4, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Have my eyes set on a veritas 62
    Yes it’s €100 more expensive but it also has some accessories that other brands don’t offer.
    For this it’s worth the extra money.

    The marking gauge I made myself
    Using a video with the name : kobiki or kebiki
    Chissels I got the bahco 434 set
    Saw : sharksaw with western (removable) grip 9,14,19 tpi

  18. Galapagos on August 4, 2022 at 11:20 pm


  19. Conner Toennis on August 4, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Great video! Underrated channel for sure

  20. John Bold on August 4, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for this video, it is refreshing. No big tools, it’s all about woodworking with simple but good tools. In my case I discovered you 3 weeks ago and you gave me the taste of simplicity for the realization of beautiful works, thank you.

  21. Andrei IR on August 4, 2022 at 11:28 pm


  22. rcbprk on August 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Dan, I’ve really enjoyed your videos thus far, the style of them is very accessible, honest and relaxing. As someone getting into woodworking for the same reasons you mention, it is really great to see first-hand, accessible advice from someone who clearly loves what they do (and that doesn’t have giant machines screaming away in a ‘small’ barn-sized workshop!). I’m looking forward to seeing what you have coming up next.

    Quick question on your small rebate plane. Is there a reason you chose that style over a typical low angle block plane? My guess would be its versatility.

  23. Luisa Rodriguez on August 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Appreciate you being concise. In my opinion, speaking up is a good idea for further videos (it could be my laptop speakers but,) at maximum volume level I was having a hard time hearing your thorough explanation.
    Thanks for taking the time to share πŸ™‚

  24. Michael on August 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Plasters – I need them every time πŸ‘

  25. Robin Lundgren on August 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    I see you also browse DS fine-tools πŸ˜‰

    Lovely channel you got here!