More Hand Tool Information, You Say?

When it comes to our Weekly readers, you folks never disappoint! Last week, I asked for your input about hand tool challenges, and the response has resulted in a steady stream of emails to my inbox over the days since. Thank you!

We’ve compiled your answers in our “Feedback” section this week, and I think you’ll find the responses as interesting as I do. (If you haven’t written to me yet but are planning to, please do! I assure you that I’ll read it.) It seems many of us feel the urge to include hand tools in our woodworking pursuits. Some of us try to but with mixed results. Others don’t use them but wish they could. And even in this age of what can seem like information overload, you still feel there’s room for more — and more importantly, better — articles about choosing and using hand tools.

I’m going to take all of this into consideration with my staff. In 2023, let’s see if Woodworker’s Journal can help turn some of your hand tool struggles into success stories.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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