Tool List for Students

Dear Workshop Participant:

The following is a list of tools you will need for the class. If you have any questions regarding the tools you may contact Peter Galbert  at Please note that the links below are to show the type of tool and not necessarily an endorsement of specific retailers.
  • Drawknife – first choice is an older, tuned up tool.  Peter will have refurbished antique drawknives on hand for use and possibly for sale.
  • Spokeshave- first choice is an older, tuned up spokeshave (Stanley 151) with a flat sole. Replacement blades from Hock tools improve the performance.
  • For a new tool, Pete recommends the flat bottom Brian Boggs Spokeshave from Lie-Nielsen or LeeValley Tools spokeshave.
  • Scorp or inshave The 4" hand forged scorp from Barr Specialty Tools,, 1-800-235-4452. The Barr scorp is also available through Highland Hardware, 1-800-241-6748.                       
  • Bench chisel, ½” or larger                                   
  • Sliding T bevel                                                           
  • Combination square or machinist square (6")
  • Dead blow hammer                                                           
  • Scrapers curved and straight, my preferred thickness is .025" but slightly thicker or thinner works fine. Straight scrapers can be shaped to a curved profile in class.
  • Rule (folding with extension is excellent if you have one
  • Posterboard for copying patterns
  • Camera and Notebook
  • Masking Tape
  • Flat Carpenters Pencil
  • 1” chip brush
  • Block of Canning wax (a candle will do)
  • One 5/8” Dowel
  • Large gouge with a flat sweep like a #3 above 16mm
  • Cordless drill, ½” chuck preferred, my current favorite is Milwaukee
  • Veiner carving tool - # 11 - 7mm
  • Clear flexible drafting ruler, here is an example
  • Jorgensen Pony Spring clamp #3202
  • Hand saw, Japanese Ryoba with rip and crosscut teeth preferred but small western crosscut saw.
  • Marking gauge, a cheap one or old one that we can drill through to mount a pencil.
  • Smoothing plane
  • Travisher (this is a link to Claire Minihan who makes the travisher that I designed. I do receive income from this tool) and Reamer made by Tim Manney– there may be some available for sale during the class and there will be some for use during class. We will be using a 6 degree angle on the reamer.
  • Bevel boss (angle finding tool) this is a knock off, but the original is not made any longer
  • Claw hammer
  • Protractor, plastic,
  • Large file Rubberbands
Again, thank you for enrolling in our workshop.  We look forward to seeing you in class. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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