Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Anne Briggs Tool Recommendations

 

Tool Recommendations from Anne Briggs - Essential Joinery with the essential toolkit

If you care to purchase new tools, here are Anne's favorites:

1. Starrett Combo Square: $97
2. Bevel Gauge (garage sale/ebay antique) $10
3. Lie-Nielsen No. 62 Bevel Up Jack Plane $245
4. Stanley Pocket Folding Knife $10
5. Lie-Nielsen 1/4" and 1/2" Chisels $55 ea
6. Crown Mallet (square head) $20
7. Lie-Nielsen Dovetail Saw $125
8. Antique Stanley Router Plane (garage sale/ebay) $60
9. 4" Hamilton Marking Gauge $75 or Glen Drake Tite-Mark Mini $79
Total Tool Budget for new tools: $732

If you opt for a more budget-friendly option:

1. Generic Combo Square: $10
2. Bevel Gauge (garage sale/ebay antique) $10
3. Vintage No. 3, 4 or 5 handplane $50
4. Stanley Pocket Folding Knife $10
5. Vintage 1/4" and 1/2" Chisels $15 ea
6. Crown Mallet (square head) $20
7. Vintage Back Saw $70
8. Antique Stanley Router Plane (garage sale/ebay) $60
9. Crown Tools Marking knife with the blade NOT the pin point $25
Total Budget-Friendly Tools: $270