There was a fair amount of research that went into the collection thus far. One problem was a conflicted desire to get some projects done as quickly as possible versus trying to build things the best way possible. It almost, but not quite, came down to a power versus hand tool argument... almost. In the end, I think I've managed to accumulate a decent enough inventory of tools to do both.

The process started with the abundant lists of tools that seem to float around the web. This lead to poring over the annual tool issues from Fine Woodworking/Fine Homebuilding. Krenov lists a number of tools in A Cabinetmaker's Notebook (Woodworker's Library) which mirrors the lists from any number of woodworkers of that generation. There was also the "I Can Do That" tool list, which is more rudimentary, but serves as a good starting point nonetheless. In the end, I landed on a rather extensive list from Hayward and advice from Chris Schwarz.

Although, I couldn't get myself to skip the tablesaw completely for a bandsaw given the overwhelming use of it. I will say, the very first purchase I made was the Blue Spruce Marking Knife. It is (as far as I'm concerned) exquisitely made, highly regarded and the owner is great as well. Although, I will say that I've yet to contact a person related to woodworking that hasn't been generous with their time and knowledge.

Hand Tools
Blue Spruce
Small Marking Knife

1 1/2" Stanley No. 720 Bevel Edge Socket Chisel
Currently misplaced (i.e. lost) by Canada Post
No. 5 Stanley Bench Plane
10" Brace

Lee Valley & Veritas
4 1/2" Beech Mallet
Flat Spokeshave (A2)
Large Router Plane
8" Cabinet Rasp (Smooth)
Scrub Plane (A2)
Coping Saw
Skew Rabbet Plane (RH)

Carcase Saw
Thin Plate Dovetail Saw
16" Tenon Saw (Rip)
Low Angle Adjustable Mouth (LAAM) Block Plane
No. 4 High Angle Frog (HAF) Bench Plane
No. 7 High Angle Frog (HAF) Bench Plane
1/4" (A2) 1/2" (A2) 3/4" (O1) Bevel Edge Socket Chisel

1/4" Ray Iles Mortise Chisel
Gramercy Holdfasts

Power Tools
Powermatic PM2000 3HP 52" Left-tilt Tablesaw
Laguna Tools 10" Platinum Jointer/Planer
Woodpecker PRP2 Router Table, Lift & Fence
Milwaukee 05626 3 1/2 HP EVS Router Motor w/Jess-Em Speed Control
General 75-150 M1 13 3/8" Drill Press
Festool CT22 Dust Collector
Festool ETS 125EQ RO Palm Sander
Bosch STN15018 1 1/2" 18 Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler
Campbell Hausfeld 1 GAL Pancake Compressor
Bosch 1591EVSK Barrel Grip Jigsaw
Bosch 18V Litheon Hammer Drill
Bosch 18V Litheon Impact Driver

Lee Valley & Veritas
4" Divider
2" Steel Square
1:6 & 1:8 Dovetail Markers
6" Cabinetmaker's Rule
36" Steel Straightedge
7" SS Profile Gauge
Dial Gauge and Magnetic Base

10" Shinwa Bevel Gauge
Titemark Long w/Mortise Blades
Starret 12" Combination Square

Earlex Spray Station HV5000


Glass lapping plate
1 3/8" & 1 1/2" HSS Saw Tooth Bit
1/4" - 1" (1/8" increments) Forstners - HSS
#5-8, #10 Countersink/Counterbore Bits
1/8" - 1/2" (1/8" increments) BP Drill Bits
Timber Check Meter

Shapton 1000/4000/8000 Glass Stones
DMT 8" Dia-Sharp Fine
Richard Kell No. 2 Honing Guide

Bessey Revo K Bar Clamps 4x24" 4x50"
Irwin Quick Clamps 8 x 12"