November 30, 2022

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

True Beginner: Learn to Crosscut by Hand!

3 min read

Follow a true beginner in learning efficient and proper sawing technique!
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Get a good saw and other tools! (Scroll down)

Tool links (affiliate):
Carpenter’s Speed Square:
Carpenter’s Pencil:
(Won’t roll; fat line)
Mechanical Pencil:
(no sharpening, thin line; bright colors won’t get lost)


Learn more about Saws

Restore a Vintage Saw

Build a Turning Saw

Get the plans!:

Pick a Dovetail Saw

Get the Saws (Affiliate):
Suizan Dozuki:
Small Zona (Marketed as Olson):
Large Zona saw:
Scatter Lee Bone Saw (good for a Halloween costume; not great for woodwork):

Hot Rod a Cheap Joinery Saw

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Build your own Saw Vise

Get the Plans (Affiliate):

Learn about Japanese Pull Saws

Get the Saw:

Watch and learn All About Hand Sawing!:


The True Beginner Series:

Sandpaper Sharpening

Learn to Use Your Hand Plane


For sawing, you need a good bench, build the English Joiner’s Bench:

Building the Bench

Viseless Workholding

Adding a Leg Vise


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw:
Dewalt Panel Saw:
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw:
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw:
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw:
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife:
Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels:
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide:
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone:
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone:
Green buffing compound:

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife:
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square:
Stanley Marking Knife:
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig:
Round-head Protractor:

Forstener Bits:
Spade Bits:

Orange F Clamps:
Screw Clamp:

Get my woodturning book:

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Woodworking News Source: Rex Krueger

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