13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers
There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality hand tools to the latest power tools, here are a few gifts for under the tree that will be sure to make woodworkers happy.
Just Add Logs
There's something very primal about building a piece of furniture from logs. This Lumberjack Tools Home Series Beginner's Kit comes with a tenon cutter and Forstner bit that makes it easy to attach all kinds of trunks and limbs to make rustic furniture pieces.
A Better Combination Square
The LaSquare Combination Square is truly a better combination square. The extra-wide base helps stabilize the square when doing all kinds of layout, marking and setup tasks in the shop. While it does command a premium price, it's a tool that will last a lifetime.
The Ultimate Portaband Accessory
Measuring Tool from Yesteryear
Super Saw Rasp
User-Friendly Glue Bottle
The Best Way to Make a Square Hole
Really Sweet Sweetheart Chisels
Run-of-the-mill hardware store chisels can only take a woodworker so far. Eventually, he or she will get tired of constantly sharpening a soft steel edge or get fed up with un-ergonomic plastic handles. That's when it's time to try out a Sweetheart. Stanley Sweetheart 750 Series Socket Chisels are a good first-foray into quality hand tools. The timeless design and wooden handles are the way tools are supposed to feel. With a little care and setup time, you'll find yourself reaching for these chisels time and again.
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M-Powertools Point 2 Point Spacing Tool
If you always have a heck of time trying to figure out equal spacing for things like coat hooks and shelf locations, check out the Point 2 Point Mk2 layout tool from M-Powertools.
The Mk2 is an accordion-like apparatus with seven adjustable marking points. Just stretch it out so the distance between the marking points (or every two or three marking points) is the proper space you need, tighten the pinch bolts and mark the locations on your project. You can also use it to space fasteners, find center points and figure out how many small boards you can cut out of a larger one.