Hand tools are an excellent way to hone your woodworking skills. Once you master them, you’ll find joy and satisfaction either in using them as a hobby, or taking it to the next step of woodworking for monetary needs. First and foremost is to obtain quality tools, learn how to properly store, use and maintain them. In the case of chisels for instance, you must know how to sharpen them using sharpening stones. Giving yourself time to understand these tools is definitely part of of owning hand tools, and some experts have found that they almost exclusively turn to their hand tools when completing projects. They’re cheap, last a long time, and can be very effective if kept in good condition. In addition, many projects that can be done with power tools, can also be done with hand tools, only quicker.