Hand Tools: What is Most Common is Most Precious

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At the beginning of a hand tool class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, one of the students stopped me as I was passing by his bench. “I have a question for you,” he said. “What is this plane for?” He held up a chisel plane. “I thought it looked really useful,” he said, “maybe for planing tapers on legs.” I knew I was about to break his heart. […]

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