Hand Tool SIG

The Hand Tool Special Interest Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the Month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  

All members and their guests as well as interested prospective members are welcome and invited to attend SIG meetings.   Members who do not regularly attend the Hand Tool SIG, but are interested in this topic are encouraged to check out the SIG at this meeting.

Join us for the KCWG Hand Tool SIG on July 23rd 2pm to 4pm.  

“Gettin’ Sticky With It!

On Sunday July 23rd, the KCWG Hand Tool SIG is going to dip their fingers into the glue pot and explore hammer veneering.   Join us at 2pm for a tasty treat of collagen glue and thinly sliced wood.

We will be demonstrating the basic idea behind hammer veneering as it might be used to decorate a drawer front made of boring poplar and turn it into something much more interesting.  All without the need for clamps, vacuum bags or exotic tools.


About the SIG

See a YouTube video of Rob Young on Hand Tools at the Guild HERE.

This SIG will consist of people with an interest in acquiring, making, using, tuning and sharpening hand tools. Members agreed they were more interested in acquiring tools for use, rather than as part of a collection.

The group’s focus on acquiring tools might include:HTClass300

  • How to acquire the tools.
  • How to recognize collectible tools with greater value.
  • How much to pay.

Tools that the group might like to make includes:

  • Wood planes.
  • Handles for chisels, files, saws, etc.
  • Try-squares.
  • Levels.
  • Marking tools.

Structure of the Meetings

  • Demonstrations & Discussion
    • Means and methods of using hand tools
    • Acquiring and evaluating hand tools
    • Joinery
    • Relating hand tools to your home shop and the KCWG shop
  • Show & Tell.
    • Bring your new favorites to share
    • Samples of work
      The Hand Tool SIG meets monthly in the KC Woodworkers’ Guild Shop on the fourth Sunday of each month from 2:00 until 4:00 unless otherwise posted.
      For more information on hand tool SIG, contact Rob Young.