Selecting the correct tools and using them in the correct manner is imperative to successful woodworking. This not only ensures that your work will be of the highest quality, but also that you will be working in a safe manner. This text contains a detailed guide on how to use woodworking tools, with information on selection, materials, technique, and much more besides. This book aims to give, in fourteen-chapters, directions and exercises for the use of woodworking tools, simply written and amply illustrated for the benefit of the amateur. The chapters contained herein include: Striking, Splitting, Cutting, Planing, Sharpening, Adjusting the Plane-Iron, Marking and Lining, Scoring and Paring, Sawing, Boring, Joinery, Finishing... and much more. This antique book was originally published in 1881, and we are proud to republish it now with a new introduction on woodworking.