Boring

Here is another buying guide session and this time I talk about chisels, boring tools, and marking/measuring tools. Again I try to frame it from the new woodworker's perspective by highlighting Which tools are needed…

The question is what came first the drill or the eggbeater? In 1878 the Millers Falls Company introduced a "hand" drill so the "eggbeater" name was only added later and more than likely never by…

Really there are two tools that go by the name of Gimlets and a distinction should be drawn between the Gimlet and the Gimlet bit. The most obvious difference is that the Gimlet bit has…

The center bit  is a predecessor to the modern Forstner bit.  Found in use in the 18th century style, these bits cut fast and clean holes though the lead center point is longer than a…

The brace is probably the most common tool you see floating around at flea markets.  At the Steppingstone Museum where I volunteer as a period joiner in the summer time, we have over 40,000 vintage…