06 February 2010

Minimal toolset - 2

Finding minimal and not so minimal handtool sets on the web is not a problem.  This time I take three of them side by side.
- I already had Dan's minimal lists (from his full - smaller - smallest list)
- Christopher Schwarz proposes and used a minimal handtool set based on "The Joiner and Cabinet Maker".
- Mitchell (The Part-Time Woodworker) lists a carpenter toolbox started in the fourties, not minimal but certainly not excessive.

Marking & Measuring Tools
CS: try square - chalk line - 2' Folding rule - marking gauge - panel gauge - wooden straightedge - marking knife
Dan: 6” square - framing square with Veritas Square Fence - awl - pencils - marking knife - 6’ folding rule - marking gauge (cutting)
PTW: Sand’s craft rafter square 24” - Stanley #21 combination try and miter square - Stanley #20 try squares (6” and 10”) - Stanley #94 boxwood folding rule (two) - Stanley bevels (3 different sizes) - Stanley #94 butt gauge - Stanley #77 Mortising Gauge - Stanley #373-3 ½” Butt Marker - Stanley #6 Awl (two)

Saws
CS: handsaw - sash saw - dovetail saw - bowsaw
Dan:  20” cross-cut panel saw (12 tpi) - 26” rip saw (5 ½ tpi) - cross-cut back saw (12 tpi)
PTW: Disston 28” straight-back rip - Disston 26” skewback cross - Disston 20” skewback cross panel - Disston 14” back

Cutters
CS: tack plane - trying plane - smoothing plane - rabbet plane - plow plane - (router plane) - bench chisels - 1/4" mortising chisel
Dan: Stanley # 5 jack plane - Stanley #18 block plane - drawknife - card scraper - 1/4" & 3/4" chisel
PTWStanley #9 ½ plane - Stanley #4 plane - Stanley #7 plane - Stanley #78 plane - Stanley #28 & #29 cornering tools - Stanley #82 scraper - Stanley #720 Chisels (a set of five)

Other Tools
CS: mallet - hammer - nailset - bradawl - brace and bits - turnscrew - file - Steel plate (for clinching and straightening nails)
Dan: half-round single cut file - 8” brace - auger bits - twist bit - claw hammer - nail set - Phillips head and flat screwdrivers
PTW: Stanley #150 Open Front Miter. Box - Stanley #40 Screwdrivers (a set of five) - Millers Falls #610A Spiral Screwdriver - Stanley Ratchet Bit Brace (2) - Irwin Bits (a complete set in a canvas roll) - Stanley #232 Aluminum Level - Stanley #87 Line Level - Hammers (2; one framing and one for trim) - Nail Sets (many) - Wrecking Bar - Nail Pull - Sharpening Stones (two)

Shopmade Appliances
CS: sawbenches - shooting board - bench hook
Dan: workbench - sawbench
PTW: toolbox