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Hold On

February 11th, 2019|

Whether you’re sawing, planing or carving, the transfer of muscle power to the tool you’re using is accomplished by the way you are holding the tool. Hand position sounds like some esoteric study by an anatomist, but it’s extremely important when it comes to tool control and efficiency. I picked a group of tools that I use almost every day and thought about how I hold them, and then tried to remember the common problems that arise when they are improperly held. Planes Molding planes never fail to give beginners problems, especially ogees, which try to slide off the work [...]

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