Sometimes hand tools can be the fastest and most efficient way to work wood.
The Traditional Tools Group Inc is a Sydney based group that fosters knowledge of traditional tools and skills. Every year they present a program of demonstrations at the Sydney Timber & Working With Wood Show.
We filmed TTTG President Bob Crosbie conducting one such session on the use of spokeshaves and drawknives. Next time you reach for the router or head to the bandsaw, consider how the old way could be quicker!
TTTG hold regular meetings and workshops. For more information see their website at tttg.org.au