This video is created for children ages 8 thru 15.
Many youngsters know little about woodworking tools. In this chapter I show & describe 20 common tools. And then follow up with a quiz and grading scale.
Show this video to your kids or grandkids–they might enjoy & even learn something.
If this video is popular, I plan on making more– metalworking tools, mechanics tools, & machinist’s tool.
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  1. gosolobox on January 9, 2023 at 2:27 am

    The Wood Butchers of Tomorrow…..Today!

  2. Tony Lenge on January 9, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Great idea!

  3. BlackDog on January 9, 2023 at 2:33 am

    With all the extra cheapo tools you have don’t know if you have or not ..you could set up tool boxes for a heck of a lot of kids in different situations boys living without dads at home those boys could have different toolboxes one for moms vehicle, one for home,one for outside things I’m sure you have thought about something like this already.

  4. Time Flys in the Shop on January 9, 2023 at 2:34 am

    Good one! My 11 year old took the quiz before you explained the tools and he only missed three! I am pretty happy with that. 😁

  5. Junkman Noparts on January 9, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Great series i will watch all you make but i did skip the quizz . It would of been great to being your class. thanks steve

  6. Joshua Piccari on January 9, 2023 at 2:35 am

    One slip of the tongue I noticed was the saw teeth profile. Crosscut and rip cut teeth are completely different and it has nothing to do with size. Rip cut teeth are filed square and shaped like very very narrow chisels (bevel down) and set (bent) to make clearance. Crosscut teeth are filed diagonally to form a slicing bevel on each tooth to allow a clean cut across the grain. Come over to WA and we can sharpen some saws.

  7. Bears Rod Shop on January 9, 2023 at 2:36 am

    This would make a great thing to do this year at Thanksgiving when we have 9 of our 11 grand-kids here. I think I will get out my grandps’s and fathers old hand tools I showed back when doing Quarantine Quickies on my channel (and have ever tool that you are showing). Like to see how well the older ones do, 10-22 ?? (@@)! Thx Pete, what a great way we can spend that day with them. Of course, Grandma Bear will have to take their cell phones durring the class :)> Be nice to see comments from you and other viewer’s if they agree to my idea? Grampa Bear from Tx.

  8. mark clauss on January 9, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Gosh Mr . Pete….I don’t think ANYTHING can compete with Video Games and Cell Phones (anti-learning devices) for the interest and attention of the age group you address…Your show does remind me of 7th and 8th grade Industrial Arts class…Shop Class 1974-1975 ! Mark

  9. Randy Macs Garage on January 9, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Isn’t there an App for this? lol

  10. Bill Wilson on January 9, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Ok, Pete. I have successfully retained tool knowledge from my 7th wood shop class. That was 62 years ago. By that time I had been using my fathers tools in the garage. So while I was using the tools I did not know the correct name for them. Like an adjustable open end wrench!

  11. Rex Myers on January 9, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Mr. Pete. This is an EXCELLENT video. I intend to show it to my grandchildren. Thank you for producing it.

  12. Scott Roland on January 9, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Before we reinvigorated the Industrial Arts Curriculum at our local school district, we had many tool ignorant students. My favorite example was as follows: We’re at a friend’s house, and I’m fixing some sort of thing for them. I ask their 18 year old son for a Phillips Screwdriver. He replies; is that a Plus or a Minus? I had to think to myself, what is he talking about?

  13. Christopher Castor on January 9, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Love it

  14. Powell's Speed Shop on January 9, 2023 at 2:43 am

    As a high school wood shop teacher I give my kids a similar test. It often amazes me that some just don’t catch on and some come back for a second year and they cant get a scratch awl so I can help them with there project.

  15. MoreTimeThanMoney on January 9, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Yes! 100% for once. It only took 40 years to learn them all (and more).
    You left out the name of the affordable bit in no. 10, spade or paddle bit.

  16. William Haley on January 9, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Thank you very much for posting!

  17. Lee Barnhart on January 9, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Just like back in school the only one I got right was my name at the top of the page. Darn!

  18. John Hollyfield on January 9, 2023 at 2:46 am


  19. gt69440 on January 9, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Great video, I wanted to extra quiz my son, I gave him the quiz first, he got a B, he is 6. I was quite proud.

  20. Joseph Petito on January 9, 2023 at 2:47 am

    This is great Lyle–As much as my shop class doesn’t use every tool, it’s a good descriptive video for students!

  21. Michael Coceski on January 9, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Hello mr Pete, I am 62, 6 + 2 = 8 so I have given myself permission to watch this tutorial/video. btw. the Stanley block plane is priced AU $ 165. down-under.

  22. Aaron Engineering on January 9, 2023 at 2:48 am

    G’day Mr. Pete. Great idea I’ll share your video with other teachers. I totally agree with you. There has been a huge demise in shop teaching in most western high school systems. I blame it on government leaders and outsourcing to foreign countries. Well guess what, the chickens have come home to roost and this pandemic has proven this. As you know I’m still working as a shop teacher over here in Australia and I’ve witnessed this first hand. Most of my coworkers have retired and or are near retirement. Most universities have dropped their technology teaching courses and hence there are no new teachers coming through to replace us. The ones that are still running are predominantly teaching with cardboard and pipe cleaners 🤦‍♂️.
    Thank you for sharing 👍🍻

  23. George B. Wolffsohn on January 9, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Never obsolete.

  24. Finno Ugric Machining on January 9, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Thanks Lyle!
    Must i have one wrong to get an "A"?
    Good memories from the late 60’s. In Finland we actuaaly have the wood working class, It is exchangeably mandatory with kitchen class. Quitre a few girls decide to take the wood class.

  25. 100yojimbo on January 9, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Wow you got a lot of very nice tools 😁 . Very good explanation of all those tools. Like the clamps the most 😎👍👍

  26. Dale Barber on January 9, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Lyle – Good one. Will have to send to my grandson and granddaughter to look at. They have both used just about everything in the picture in the projects we have done so far. Grandson is older – in 8th grade. And at least in the Corning, NY middle school he will have wood shop from now through January. So there are still some school systems trying to keep things going, but not many. Thanks for this one.

  27. Bob Vines on January 9, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Lyle, this looks to be an interesting & educational series. I’ll try to get my granddaughter to watch! Of course, I’m under the impression that in these "nanny times," many youngsters won’t have a pocketknife, unfortunately.

  28. Erick VonD on January 9, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Your always asking for project ideas. Well here’s a doozy. I was watching a tool rescue video in the wee hours for lack of ability to sleep and found a fractal vice. It would be incredibly interesting to see you make one. Here’s a link to the video. https://youtu.be/QBeOgGt_oWU

  29. Alan Harney on January 9, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Thanks Mr. Pete. A wonderful lesson. I believe you are right about younger people not knowing about hand tools. And I, too, lament the demise of "industrial arts" in school. Those classes were certainly my favorites. My one regret is I never learned how to weld, and now that I’m almost 70, I’m trying to learn, with modest success. Too much fun! PS – that Lufkin #372 folding rule/caliper is a real gem. You can’t beat wood and brass tools.

  30. Tucker Cudmore on January 9, 2023 at 2:59 am

    I’m 17 and I got 19/20. I also own most of these tools.

  31. Padraic McGuire on January 9, 2023 at 2:59 am


    You missed the most common use of a coping saw, that is to cope trim at corner intersections. I use mine frequently to make trim fit in old houses where unequaled walls produce unsatisfactory miters!

    I love your show and like you are desperately trying to teach middle and HS kids how to build and maintain things in their world. Got 300 Boy Scouts to learn to MIG weld at summer camp this year!

  32. nifty1940 on January 9, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Great stuff, but many young adults, let alone youngsters, wouldn’t know the difference between a toothpick and an icepick; so this is so relevant. Thanks mate.

  33. bcbloc02 on January 9, 2023 at 3:04 am

    I find many of these tools have alternative names when they are in use! 😈

  34. James Chessman on January 9, 2023 at 3:04 am

    My Dad was a tool enthusiast so I could identify all of those — and even use most of them — before I started school. It was not until much later I realized just what a blessing this was!

  35. Blockhead on January 9, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Good to see the old tools again

  36. TARZ on January 9, 2023 at 3:05 am

    NOT bad for a metal jockey if I had to grade you maybe a A- Lol.

  37. Azland Pilot Car on January 9, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Also suitable for children over 60!

  38. Jay Miller on January 9, 2023 at 3:08 am

    EXCELLENT! Gather the kids and grandkids!

  39. OldFister on January 9, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Many thanks Lyle, I’ve been trying to educate my Grandson over telephone and zoom about tools and repairs on cars, and house repairs.

  40. John mony on January 9, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I love your channel and I intend to share the link to this video with my grandson and suggest that he watch it and any others that you produce in this series. Along with that, I’m going to suggest that he spend less time with his friends playing video games and more time with his Paps learning the answers to your quizzes. LOL Here is a quiz question for you. Why is the device that cleans a file called a file "card"?

  41. Kim Kiriniki on January 9, 2023 at 3:09 am

    I remember well reading contributions by Tubalcain to the ‘Model Engineer’ mag thirty or more years ago..are you the same guy?

  42. ARW on January 9, 2023 at 3:13 am

    A shop teacher to the bitter end. We are fortunate to have guys like that.

  43. Don's Engine on January 9, 2023 at 3:15 am

    What kind of ding dong gives a thumbs down to teaching kids…. For shame….

  44. Dan Breyfogle on January 9, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Boy I was nervous as you announced the test but managed to get an A (I have 60 years of woodworking experience). Now I wonder how I will do on the machinist since I have never had training or experience in it, other than watching it on YouTube. Great series Mr. Pete, if I had a grandchild I would watch it with them.

  45. Mad-Duk Machine Werkes on January 9, 2023 at 3:17 am

    What you had called a "Back-Saw" my Dad always called a Miter saw because he always used it with his wooden Miter-Box for cutting various styles of molding either baseboard or half-round, door casing, etc

  46. Jaymie Pobanz on January 9, 2023 at 3:19 am

    Wifes name and pic. Mark here. Even in my late 50s I am unaware of some of these tools. You are doing a Great Service Mr Pete for old and especially young. I am so grateful to you, your knowledge, skills as a machinist, skill as a wonderful teacher who knows that what is mundane jaber to a few, is valuable detailed description of parts, assemblies and the tasks these marvels are able to accomplish under the knowledge guidance of the user. My hat is off to you!

  47. Fred Flintstone on January 9, 2023 at 3:22 am

    The trick is to get the modern day youngster to sit still long enough to watch the whole video…

  48. John Swaggerty on January 9, 2023 at 3:23 am

    My son and I are loving this! Keep it up please!

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  50. Reamer1 on January 9, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Just another great watch. Love still shot #19. Lol