How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck had a gift certificate?
April 5, 2011 6:31 PM Subscribe
Got a $400 gift certificate to spend at Lie-Nielsen
heirloom woodworks. I'm a beginner luthier (solid body electrics) and furniture maker. What are the essential basic hand tools for a hobbiest?
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I have access to a full modern woodworking shop with table, band, jig and rotary saws as well as routers, drill press, etc. If I were to throw another 100 on top of the gift certificate, what's the best use of 500 dollars to get me a solid set of tools that will last a lifetime and be of most use over the course of building guitars (including necks), bookshelves, and other furniture?
I'm thinking definitely a set of chisels, probably a rasp but what kind plane? Do I even need a plane? Help!