Popular Mechanics (South Africa)
Build this project using hand tools. Yes, this is usually the advice we have, but there’s a good reason behind it. Not only will you achieve a high level of satisfaction from making them entirely by hand, but you’ll also progressively improve your hand-eye coordination and muscle-memory training.
» Marking/cutting gauge » Marking knife
» Steel ruler, 300 mm » Mechanical pencil, 0.5 mm » Japanese dozuki or
Western tenon saw » Mallet
» Jack plane
» Low-angle block plane » Shoulder plane » Bevel-edge bench chisel » Small try square » Cabinetmaker’s rasps
» Cabinet scrapers » Compass and dividers