Although carpentry or woodworking involves the extensive use of your hands, the success of the stuffs you are working on would not be possible without a proper set of tools. I will be sharing in this post basic tools needed for any woodwork project you have at hand.
Hammer: This is a tool efficient in fastening or joining pieces of wood. The claw hammer is a typical type which is very useful and versatile. The claw hammer has smooth and semi-round head. One side is used for pulling nails and the other side is used for striking them.
Utility Knife: The ideal utility knife to have is the one with a locking mechanism that involves the use of disposable razor blades. This tool is helpful when cleaning up a hinge cavity. Do you want to engrave a design or your name on your project? A knife is useful in this case.
Chisels: A chisel performs almost the same function with the knife. It cleans up the joints and mortises. They come in sizes of 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch. Chisels are great investments and so it is best to buy all available sizes.
Screwdrivers: Screwdrivers come in varieties known as Phillips, flat head, square head, star and Torx. Just like the other tools, they are sold in different sizes too.
Layout Square: As the term suggests, this is best tool to use in making a square line for an end cut in a jiffy. In fact, this can also be used to mark any angle up to 45-degrees or measure up to six inches.
Level: Do you need a piece of wood measuring perfectly horizontal or vertical? A level can help you achieve just that. Purchase a long one and short one for easy use.
Retractable Tape Measure: This is obviously used for making measurements. Apart from having standard metric markings, a locking mechanism and a slightly loose hook situated at the end of the tape. This tool is great for making external and internal measurements.