The Woodworking Tools ClipArt gallery provides 165 illustrations of hammers, saws, planes, augers, gouges, levels, and other tools used by carpenters.

"A cutting-tool somewhat like an ax, but having the blade placed at right angles to the handle and formed to a curve nearly corresponding to its sweep through the air when in use."-Whitney, 1902

Adz

"A cutting-tool somewhat like an ax, but having the blade placed at right angles to the handle and formed…

"A cutting-tool somewhat like an ax, but having the blade placed at right angles to the handle and formed to a curve nearly corresponding to its sweep through the air when in use."-Whitney, 1902

Adz

"A cutting-tool somewhat like an ax, but having the blade placed at right angles to the handle and formed…

A tool with an arching blade for chipping.

Adz

A tool with an arching blade for chipping.

Before the days of sawmills, the posts and beams of a house were manually cut out of logs. In building a frame house the old builders had a tool resembling an ax and called an adz. This is a wood-cutting tool with a curved blade and a straight cutting edge, with a bezel like a chisel.

Adz

Before the days of sawmills, the posts and beams of a house were manually cut out of logs. In building…

"A tool adapted for molding and rabbeting, used in panel-work by coach- and pattern-makers."-Whitney, 1902

Adz-plane

"A tool adapted for molding and rabbeting, used in panel-work by coach- and pattern-makers."-Whitney,…

A carpenter's tool to bore holes with.

Auger

A carpenter's tool to bore holes with.

An auger is a device for moving material or liquid (see Archimedes' screw) by means of a rotating helical flighting. The material is moved along the axis of rotation. For some uses the helical 'flighting' is enclosed in a tube, for other uses the flighting is not encased. An integral part of a drill, the auger of the drill bit, uses this mechanism to remove shavings from the hole being drilled.

Auger

An auger is a device for moving material or liquid (see Archimedes' screw) by means of a rotating helical…

"[Left] Cook's Auger; [Right] Expanding Auger."-Whitney, 1902.

Augers

"[Left] Cook's Auger; [Right] Expanding Auger."-Whitney, 1902.

"[Left] Post-hole Auger; [Right] Earth-boring Auger."-Whitney, 1902.

Augers

"[Left] Post-hole Auger; [Right] Earth-boring Auger."-Whitney, 1902.

A pointed tool for making small holes.

Awl

A pointed tool for making small holes.

An iron tool with a steel edge, for hewing and chopping.

Ax

An iron tool with a steel edge, for hewing and chopping.

An axe, or ax, is an implement that is used to shape, split and cut wood, harvest timber, as a weapon and a ceremonial or heraldic symbol.

Ax

An axe, or ax, is an implement that is used to shape, split and cut wood, harvest timber, as a weapon…

"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Axe

"Axe." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

Axe

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

Axe

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

Jadeite Axe

An instrument used for hewing timber and chopping wood, and also used as a weapon of offense.

An instrument for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same inclination.

Bevel

An instrument for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same inclination.

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size. A sliding T bevel is an adjustable gauge for setting and transferring angles. The handle is usually made of wood or plastic and is connected to a metal blade with a thumbscrew or wing nut.

Bevel Square

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles…

A small instrument of various forms and sizes, for boring.

Bit

A small instrument of various forms and sizes, for boring.

A diamond drill bit

Bit

A diamond drill bit

Common boring tool used with a bit brace. The cutting end has a tapered lead screw, two cutters, and two scoring nickers. The shank is surrounded by a spiral that carries away shavings. The traditional shank end, for use with a bit brace, is a tapered square lug.

Auger Bit

Common boring tool used with a bit brace. The cutting end has a tapered lead screw, two cutters, and…

A tool used for boring holes in metal, stone, wood, or an other hard substance.

Drill Bit

A tool used for boring holes in metal, stone, wood, or an other hard substance.

A pointed instrument for making holes.

Bodkin

A pointed instrument for making holes.

"An instrument consisting of a retangular crank-frame, like the carpenter's brace."-Whitney, 1902

Boring Angle-Brace

"An instrument consisting of a retangular crank-frame, like the carpenter's brace."-Whitney, 1902

A drill worked by a bow and string.

Bow-drill

A drill worked by a bow and string.

A saw with a narrow blade set in a strong frame, and used for cutting curved forms from wood.

Bow-saw

A saw with a narrow blade set in a strong frame, and used for cutting curved forms from wood.

Some chisels for cutting wood have two bezels, one on each side of the blade, as in the gardener's grafting chisel. Such a double-faced chisel is used for splitting open the limb of a tree.

Box Chisel

Some chisels for cutting wood have two bezels, one on each side of the blade, as in the gardener's grafting…

A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to the top and the tool is rotated with a U-shaped grip. The U-shaped part is a kind of crankshaft. It gives the brace much greater torque than other kinds of hand drill; a brace can be used to drill much wider, and deeper, holes than can a gear-driven hand drill.

Brace and Bits

A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to…

An awl to make holes for the insertion of brads.

Bradawl

An awl to make holes for the insertion of brads.

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bradawl

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.

Broad-ax

An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.

This caliper was commonly used in projects that required great precision. The object of interest is placed in the opening, measured and then removed.

Mechanical Calipers

This caliper was commonly used in projects that required great precision. The object of interest is…

These calipers are used to measure the external size of an object. The same observations and technique apply to this type of caliper, as for the above inside caliper. With some understanding of their limitation and usage these instruments can provide a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. They are especially useful when measuring over very large distances, consider if the calipers are used to measure a large diameter pipe.

Precision Calipers and Dividers

These calipers are used to measure the external size of an object. The same observations and technique…

This is a carpenters tools which is used to help in the carrying of sharp objects, in particular large scale saws.

Saw Carrying Case

This is a carpenters tools which is used to help in the carrying of sharp objects, in particular large…

Chisel.

Chisel

Chisel.

A chisel made by Buck Brothers in 1914.

Chisel

A chisel made by Buck Brothers in 1914.

An instrument sharpened to a cutting edge at the end, used in carpentry, joinery, sculpture, either for paring, hewing, or gouging.

Chisel

An instrument sharpened to a cutting edge at the end, used in carpentry, joinery, sculpture, either…

"The ordinary mortice chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The ordinary mortice chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The socket chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The socket chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The cross-cut chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The cross-cut chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The diamond point chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The diamond point chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The round-nose chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The round-nose chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The jumper chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The jumper chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The firmer chisel used by carpenters." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The firmer chisel used by carpenters." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The carver's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The carver's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

Chisel

A chisel used as a tool to help pry.

"The mason's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Chisel

"The mason's chisel." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

With the plane, one can make rough wood true, smooth and beautiful. The name plane, perhaps, comes from the work it does, for it is used to smooth or reduce wood to a true plane.

Circular Plane

With the plane, one can make rough wood true, smooth and beautiful. The name plane, perhaps, comes from…

A disk of steel with saw teeth upon its periphery, and revolved on an arbor.

Circular-saw

A disk of steel with saw teeth upon its periphery, and revolved on an arbor.

A cabinet makers' clamp.

Clamp

A cabinet makers' clamp.

A piece of timber or iron, used to fasten work together.

Clamp

A piece of timber or iron, used to fasten work together.

"Cross-section of bowling bed showing steel clamp." -Hill, 1921

Steel Clamp

"Cross-section of bowling bed showing steel clamp." -Hill, 1921

With the plane, one can make rough wood true, smooth and beautiful. The name plane, perhaps, comes from the work it does, for it is used to smooth or reduce wood to a true plane.

Core Box Plane

With the plane, one can make rough wood true, smooth and beautiful. The name plane, perhaps, comes from…

An accessory used on a woodworking workbench to allow clamping of wooden items whilst being worked.

Bench Dog

An accessory used on a woodworking workbench to allow clamping of wooden items whilst being worked.

A camp in which seres as a connectin between a piece of which is to be turned and the faceplate or spindle of a lathe.

Clamp Dog

A camp in which seres as a connectin between a piece of which is to be turned and the faceplate or spindle…

A sort of iron hook or bar, with one or more sharp fangs or claws at one end, which may be fastened into a piece of wood or other heay article. Used for moving.

Sling Dogs

A sort of iron hook or bar, with one or more sharp fangs or claws at one end, which may be fastened…

"The dovetail saw or tenon saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Dovetail Saw

"The dovetail saw or tenon saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

One very useful knife has a long blade with a cutting edge on one side, and a handle at each end, placed a a right angle with the blade. Such a two-handled knife is called a draw knife, because it is used with both hands and is pulled or drawn forward in making a cut with a blade.

Draw Knife (Colonial Tool)

One very useful knife has a long blade with a cutting edge on one side, and a handle at each end, placed…

A kind of pointed instrument, used for boring holes, particularly in metals and other hard substances.

Drill

A kind of pointed instrument, used for boring holes, particularly in metals and other hard substances.

A drill bit for boring

Drill Bit

A drill bit for boring