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Posted: February 06, 2013
Tags: hand saws, sharpen, tools

Western Hand SawsContinuing his series of articles on hand tools and their use in boatbuilding, Jim Tolpin looks at western-style saws—how to sharpen them, tune them, and use them.

See more about WoodenBoat 231, March/April 2013


Posted: October 17, 2012
Tags: chisel, tools, boat building

Magazine article spreadTools of the Trade: Chisels. In the November issue, Jim Tolpin describes the variety of types of this fundamental boatbuilding tool—and how to use them.

Return to WoodenBoat 229, Nov/Dec 2012

Chisels and how to use them.

Posted: October 17, 2012
Tags: Kaholo, standup paddleboard, tools, supplies, Chesapeake Light Craft

Building the Kaholo Standup PaddleboardIn WB No. 229, Geoff Kerr presented the first part of a two-part article on building the Kaholo Standup Paddleboard from Chesapeake Light Craft. His manuscript included an impressively detailed list of tools and supplies that we simply couldn’t fit onto our pages, what with all of the detailed drawings and step-by-step images we included for the project.

Posted: June 06, 2012
Tags: Getting Started in Boats, tools, boatbuilding

Cover photoAfter selecting the plans for your first boat and finding a suitable location for a shop, it’s time to round up the tools to build it. No question about it — having the right tool for the right job can make a project flow easily and expeditiously. Most people contemplating building a boat will probably already have some basic household tools, and some of these will be useful in boatbuilding.

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