Woodworking is a hobby that lets you explore your creative side while allowing improvisation. Like many hobbies, it can get expensive, especially when it comes to tools you’d like to use. Fortunately, many woodworking tools can be made by hobbyists. This will allow them to make the tool exactly suitable for the application, without breaking the bank. Cutting gauges and mortisers are excellent examples of the pieces that can be made to specific application, or for a project where you work on similar wood pieces.
- A cutting gauge is a great tool for precise layout lines and accurate joinery. The shopmade version features a single-bevel knife, comfortable fence, and a locking round beam.
- Bevel-edge skew chisels are simple and very inexpensive to make.
- A spokeshave is an easy to make woodworking tool, used to clean up bandsawn curves, make spindles, or create chamfers.
“Whether you’re checking for twist in a board, a glued-up assembly, or a specific joint, there’s nothing like a pair of winding sticks for a simple, foolproof method.”