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    The Four Essential Japanese Saws for Every Woodworker

    The Four Essential Japanese Saws for Every Woodworker

    Japanese saws are renowned for their precision and efficiency, making them invaluable tools for any woodworker. If you're new to Japanese saws, you might wonder which ones to start with. This guide will introduce you to four must-have Japanese saws that cover a wide range of woodworking tasks, ensuring you have the versatility and quality you need in your workshop.
    Axe Handling Techniques and Safety Tips for Woodcarving

    Axe Handling Techniques and Safety Tips for Woodcarving

    Embarking on the journey of woodcarving with an axe requires not only creativity and patience but also a disciplined approach to safety and technique. This craft, often viewed as rustic and raw, brings a sense of connection to the material as it transforms into functional and artistic items. For beginners, understanding the fundamentals of axe handling is crucial. The key is to start with the basics: selecting the right axe for the job, setting up a safe working environment, and familiarizing oneself with the tool's weight and balance. This foundation not only enhances the carving experience but also ensures it is done safely and efficiently.

    Getting Started - How to Begin Woodworking

    Getting Started - How to Begin Woodworking

    When getting started, what you need is a solid, basic set of tools that are ready to use and won’t break the bank. But the thought of buying a new kit of tools might make you nervous. It’s understandable; there are literally thousands of options out there across a massive range of different tools. It can be overwhelming...
    MHG Messerschmidt - German Manufactured Chisels

    MHG Messerschmidt - German Manufactured Chisels

    Germany has a reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, and when we think of German manufacturers we naturally think of the big companies; Volkswagen, Mercedes, Bosch, or Siemens, for example.

    So it is surprising to learn that Germany’s manufacturing sector is actually dominated by family-run small-to-medium sized enterprises (known as Mittelstand), who make up nearly 60% of manufacturing as a share of GDP. 

    Are machines or hand tools better for woodcarving?

    Are machines or hand tools better for woodcarving?

    Cast your mind back to when you first started woodworking...Whether your first exposure was observing your dad in his workshop, building a wonky spice rack at school or scrolling through your Instagram feed, the feeling was likely the same. You had no tools, experience or know-how, just a passion and awe for what you’d seen was possible.

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