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

"Three drill bits. The first the old, bad, but not yet quite superseded pattern, which is incapable of making a straight or clean hole of any considerable depth, and which loses its original diameter both in wear and in sharpening; the second the twist drill, which compares favourably with it in every one of these respects; and the third a pin drill, for enlarging a hole already existing." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Drill Bits

"Three drill bits. The first the old, bad, but not yet quite superseded pattern, which is incapable…

This is a Brace of the well known Stanley concealed ratchet type, but having a ball bearing chuck.

Brace Drill

This is a Brace of the well known Stanley concealed ratchet type, but having a ball bearing chuck.

A portable drill having a cutting and a feeding motion.

Clamp Drill

A portable drill having a cutting and a feeding motion.

The new Yankee Hand Drill especially designed for working overhead.

Hand Drill

The new Yankee Hand Drill especially designed for working overhead.

A portable hand drill.

Ratchet Drill

A portable hand drill.

Twist drill bit.

Twist Drill

Twist drill bit.

Instruments having a sharp edge.

Edge-tools

Instruments having a sharp edge.

"Files. a, cotter-file when large, and verge- or pivot-file when small; b, square file (parallel or taper); c, banking or watch-pinion file when parallel, and knife-file when tape; d, half-round, nicking, piercing, or round-off file; e, round, gulleting, or rat-tail file; f, triangular, three-square, or saw file; g, equaling, clock-pinion, or endless-screw file when parallel, and slitting, entering, warding, or barrel-hole file when tape; h, cross- or double-half-round file; i, screw-head, feather-edge, or slitting file." -Whitney, 1911

Types of Files

"Files. a, cotter-file when large, and verge- or pivot-file when small; b, square file (parallel or…

A lathe is a machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.

Foot-power Wood-working Lathe

A lathe is a machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting,…

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Framing Socket Chisel

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

A carpenter's tool used for guaging to a width.

Gauge

A carpenter's tool used for guaging to a width.

"A gauge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gauge

"A gauge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Bisecting gage, a gage formed by a bar carrying two heads or cheeks connected by two arms of equal length, forming a toggle-joint, at which a pencil or scribe-awl is placed. The pencil or awl is thus at equal distances from the cheeks at whatever gage they may be set." -Whitney, 1911

Bisecting Gauge

"Bisecting gage, a gage formed by a bar carrying two heads or cheeks connected by two arms of equal…

A small instrument for boring holes by turning it with the hand.

Gimlet

A small instrument for boring holes by turning it with the hand.

"The Gimlet." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gimlet

"The Gimlet." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The Gimlet." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gimlet

"The Gimlet." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

Gouge

A chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gouge

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Lozenge-graver. GRAVER. A tool used for engraving; a burin; also a sculptors' chisel." -Whitney, 1911

Lozenge Graver

"Lozenge-graver. GRAVER. A tool used for engraving; a burin; also a sculptors' chisel." -Whitney, 1911

Hammer.

Hammer

Hammer.

An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like.

Hammer

An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like.

There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size, from a tack-hammer, weighting a few ounces, up to the blacksmith's great straight-handled sledge-hammer, weighing twenty pounds or more. Many are named after the trade in which they are used.

Types of Hammers

There are about 50 different styles of hammers, each one having a trade name. They are of every size,…

"Varieties of Hand Hammers." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand Hammers

"Varieties of Hand Hammers." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The hand saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand Saw

"The hand saw." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The clamp has two horizontal arms at the side, the lower arm carrying a screw that, by means of the handle, can be screwed up tight against the under side of the bench. The vise is of steel and has two jaws having roughened faces to give a good bite or hold on the work when placed between the jaws.

Hand Vise, Clamped to Bench

The clamp has two horizontal arms at the side, the lower arm carrying a screw that, by means of the…

"Hand-vices are used in the manner implied by their name, without being attached to a bench like the foregoing." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hand-Vice

"Hand-vices are used in the manner implied by their name, without being attached to a bench like the…

A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

Multiple Purpose Handle

A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view, and top view

Tool Handle

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view,…

A saw to be used with the hand.

Handsaw

A saw to be used with the hand.

A small, short-handled ax for use in one hand.

Adz Hatchet

A small, short-handled ax for use in one hand.

A wooden frame on which wood or timber is sawed.

Jack

A wooden frame on which wood or timber is sawed.

"Planes are to be met with in great variety, the most usual for ordinary carpentry being the jack plane." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Jack Plane

"Planes are to be met with in great variety, the most usual for ordinary carpentry being the jack plane."…

This knife features a unique knife guard which prevents the accidental sliding of the hand from the handle base onto the blade.

Knife Guard

This knife features a unique knife guard which prevents the accidental sliding of the hand from the…

A small knife with blades or a blade that can fold into the handle when not in use.

Pocket Knife

A small knife with blades or a blade that can fold into the handle when not in use.

A knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

Pocket Knife

A knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

The pole lathe of 1800 is a wood turning tool that uses a pole as a return spring for the treadle (foot pedal).

Pole Lathe

The pole lathe of 1800 is a wood turning tool that uses a pole as a return spring for the treadle (foot…

"Where the lathe has no special taper turning attachment, the rig here described can readily be made and applied. The hand wheel of the cross feed is removed, and replaced by a hard—wood disk S that has a rim groove for a stout cord A. One end of this cord is attached to the tail stock at B, by means of a bent metal strip D. The conicity or degree of taper will be determined by the diameter of the disk S." —Grimshaw, 1902

Taper Turning and Boring Lathe Rig

"Where the lathe has no special taper turning attachment, the rig here described can readily be made…

A lathe for turning wood to create a hole by fastening the material on to the faceplate.

Lathe, Wood Turning

A lathe for turning wood to create a hole by fastening the material on to the faceplate.

An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to such a line.

Level

An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to such a line.

Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

Construction Level

Indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

A tool used to indicate whether a surface is level (horizontal) or plumb (vertical).

Spirit Level

A tool used to indicate whether a surface is level (horizontal) or plumb (vertical).

The image shows surveying done with a spirit level.

Spirit Level

The image shows surveying done with a spirit level.

"The Lift Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Lift Hammer

"The Lift Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

Routing Machine

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

Routing Machine

A shaping machine or shaper of wood, metal, or stone.

A machine using a hard blade to cut through other materials. The blade is commonly serrated if not abrasive.

Sawing Machine

A machine using a hard blade to cut through other materials. The blade is commonly serrated if not abrasive.

A volute or flat spiral turning machine. The spiral patterns are created by cutting the wood adjusting the blade while rotating the wood with the lathe.

Turning Volute or Flat Spiral Machine

A volute or flat spiral turning machine. The spiral patterns are created by cutting the wood adjusting…

A wooden hammer; particularly used in carpentry, for driving the chisel.

Mallet

A wooden hammer; particularly used in carpentry, for driving the chisel.

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads, so as to avoid damaging a delicate surface.

Mallets

A mallet is a type of hammer with a head made of softer materials than the steel normally used in hammerheads,…

A heavy wooden hammer.

Maul

A heavy wooden hammer.

"The moulding plane." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Moulding Plane

"The moulding plane." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A square used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular. It was made by taking three flat wooden rulers of equal thickness, one of them being two feet ten inches long, the others each two feet long, and joining them together by their extremities, so as to assume the form of a right-angled triangle. This method, though only a close approximation, must have been quite sufficient for all common purposes. For the sake of convenience, the longest side, i. e. the hypotenuse of the triangle, was discarded, and the instrument then assumed the form in which it is exhibited, among other tools, on a tomb found at Rome, and which resembles that in modern use. A square of a still more simple fashion made by merely cutting a rectangular piece out of a board is shown on another sepulchral monument and copied in the woodcut which is here introduced." — Smith, 1873

Norma

"A square used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular. It was made…

"The English parallel vice is little used except for small work." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Parallel Vice

"The English parallel vice is little used except for small work." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood.

Plane

A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.

Plane

A carpenter's tool used for paring, smoothing, trunig, and finishing woodwork.