Build Furniture with a Hammer

Hammers and cut nails are proper and useful when building fine furniture. The trick is to choose the right-sized hammer and the correct nail for the joint at hand.

Far from a crude implement, a good hammer is a wonder of subtlety and an asset for many kinds of joinery. by Christopher Schwarz (Excerpted from the Spring 2006 issue of Woodworking Magazine) Most woodworkers, and woodworking publications, regard the hammer as a crude implement. Everyone has a hammer or two on the wall, but it’s almost always the shop’s redheaded stepchild. In some shops it has the same status […]

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