TEAM Club’s apartment woodworking workshop on Friday, March 29th, was a hit! Eric Ellefsen, TEAM Lab Instrument Maker, covered a lot of topics to get started in hand woodworking. The different types of saws, rip and crosscut, and how to use them in joinery. He talked about the different types of hand planes and which ones to start out; the recommended hand plane to get started is a jack plane. How to use straight chisels in joinery and work holding were also covered. The short list of tools to get started would be a jack plane, a set of straight chisels, a larger hand saw, a smaller back saw, a combination square, crafting a work holding device (bench bull or a milk man’s bench), and a couple of clamps. A full set of beginning wood tools and plans to make a bench bull can be found here: Getting the right tools to start hand woodworking and build a bench bull.