Bespoke Hand Tool Process

June 29, 2020 - Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand

Without huge, industrial machines, I've found hand tools, when properly set up, to be the most effective way of preparing my timber for joinery.

I use a couple of simple machines to take the wood from a rough sawn state, to a square dimension.

Bespoke Hand Tool Process 1

From there, I will either use my hand plane or cabinet scraper to remove the marks left by the machine and create a smooth surface, ready for joinery.

Bespoke Hand Tool Process 2
cabinet scraper on bespoke desk

Not only is the process enjoyable, but it is also fast, keeps me fit and reduces my carbon emissions.

Check out this quick video I put together showing some of the tools in action:

https://youtu.be/vtrHeDLLjRw
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