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Traditional Woodworking Tools

Eighteenth Century woodworking tools were much finer, than you might expect. Excellent steel was being produced in Sheffield, England. An accomplished cabinetmaker would have dozens of special-purpose planes, and a large collection of chisels and gouges. This section of the web site will grow as I am able to locate and photograph more tools.
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A cabinetmaker in the 18th or 19th Century could have had as many as hundreds of different planes to achieve different things.
View Planes
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You might be surprised how little hand saws have changed in the past two centuries.
View Saws
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Chisels & Gouges

An experienced cabinetmaker relied upon a very large selection of chisels and gouges.

View Chisels and Gouges
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