Power tools can be a great help, but hand tools are just as convenient.
Quiet, light, safe… they can be used anywhere and are essential to have.
Drilling: gimlet: a tool with a spiraling screw tip, used to bore holes into wood.
Very convenient; lasts forever. hand drill: an unpowered hand drill with a chuck that holds different-sized auger bits. Precise and easy to use. punch: used with a hammer to make pilot holes in a wall for anchors and screws.
You can use it instead of a drill for occasional jobs.
Sawing: handsaw: if you hold the saw with a relaxed grip and carefully follow the cutline (let the saw "sing"!),
you can easily saw all sorts of wood with a handsaw. clamp: indispensable for holding the piece of wood you are sawing or drilling.
Wood blocks or pads can protect the wood from the jaws of the clamp. miter box: used with a back saw, it enables you to cut wood at an angle. Useful for moldings (frames or skirting boards).
Finishing: flexible sanding block: used with 1/3 of a sheet of sandpaper. Paper can be replaced conveniently.
For sanding small surfaces. chisel: to sculpt wood. plane: to flatten a wood surface or reduce the thickness of wood. The cutting edge must be kept sharp.
Restoring chairs: webbing stretcher: used to stretch upholstery before fastening. To make your own,
see restoring a bridge armchair. clamps: used to hold a leg joint in place after gluing it.
The type (bar clamp, band clamp) and size of the clamp will depend on the depth and width of the seat.
Home maintenance: plumber's snake: a very long coil (2 meters) equipped with a crank, used to unclog pipes.
Makes the use of toxic chemicals unnecessary. A must-have.
These tools, which you can buy for a handful of change in flea markets or yard sales, are a good basis for a complete set of tools.
To see more woodworking hand tools, click here: en.wikipedia.org