Shop-Made Hand Tools
Custom Scraper Shaves
A few pieces of scrap, some hardware, and a cabinet scraper are all it takes to build a set of fine hand tools.
Dovetailed Shoulder Plane
Make an heirloom tool and learn the secret to creating double dovetails in metal — it’s easier than you think.
English Layout Square
Wooden layout tools can be superior to metal ones. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and as accurate as woodworking requires.
A simple design and a unique method of securing the blade makes building this plane an easy alternative to a traditional wood plane.
Handsaw Miter Box
This handy jig makes it easy to make cuts in small pieces safely and accurately every time with your handsaw.
Heirloom Brass Compass
Sharpen your skills by making this custom layout tool. Plus, learn simple techniques for working with brass along the way.
Heirloom Calipers & Dividers Set
With some simple tools and a little time, you can build a complete set of quality layout tools.
Infill Block Planes
The precise adjuster for the iron and the solid heft make these planes a delight to build and use.
Infill Smoothing Plane
Show off your craftsmanship and attention to detail with this great-looking heirloom tool.
Exotic wood and polished brass come together in a pair of handy layout tools.
Make a Fixed-Width Panel Raising Plane
A panel raising plane may be a tricky build, however you will be thankful for having it as it will give you accurate and even results in future projects - not to mention the satisfaction of accomplishing the task will be worth it alone.