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Lie-Nielsen manufactures Heirloom Quality woodworking hand tools, made 100% in the USA, top quality and exquisitely finished.

 Registered Urban Woodworker Students receive a 10% discount on their tool purchases (excluding non Lie-Nielsen made tools and spare blades)

Check out the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks You Tube Channel for a great source of video tutorials covering the use and maintenance of hand tools.


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The Veritas line of Hand Tools for woodworking is of the highest quality. Lee Valley also offers a wide range of woodworking accessories for both hand tool and power tool woodworking.

It’s the place to buy quality hardware such as knobs, hinges and fasteners etc.


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Konrad Sauer makes the most amazing hand planes, by hand. No words can explain better than his great website and blog. Take a look – its hand plane eye candy.



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Fine Woodworking magazine is a bi-monthly publication and the online memberships for magazine subscribers is great value.


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Popular Woodworking is a bi-monthly magazine and their website is a great resource for hand tool woodworkers and not to mention Chris Schwarz’s blog.


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Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement is published in Canada and is a bi-monthly publication.




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Lost Art Press – great materials on traditional tools and techniques. Chris Schwarz writing style is a treat.


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Taunton Press – also publisher of Fine Woodworking. They publish great titles covering Power and Hand Tool woodworking. (Fine Cooking too! After all we need to eat good to be able to “make good”)