The practice of woodworking has been around for centuries. Although the tools used to create wood furniture and pieces have evolved significantly over time, it wasn’t until around the 17th century that most woodworkers started using a common set of tools.
The 17th and 18th Centuries
In the 17th and 18th centuries, one of the woodworking tools that a craftsman would have used was a mallet, similar to a hammer. A woodworker living during this period of time may have also used calipers, chisels, and various boring tools.
In the year 1650, the steel hand saw was invented. As a result, the practice of actually cutting wood was greatly improved.
The 19th Century
Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, many advances in woodworking tools were made during the 19th century. For example, during this century, the gimlet-pointed augur was developed. This tool worked like a drill and allowed woodworkers to easily put holes into a piece of wood.
Additionally, during the 19th century, ratchet braces were no longer made with wood. Instead, they were made with other materials that made keeping wood pieces together a durable process.
Today, there are many different innovative woodworking tools available. For example, in order to create quality wood pieces, we use various computer programs during the design phase, advanced fabrication machines, and a state-of-the-art spraying booth. At Bespoke Wood Works, we realize that by staying on top of advances made in the woodworking industry, we will better be able to create timeless wood pieces for you and our other clients.