A table saw. A bandsaw. A few handplanes. A set of chisels. These are the essential woodworking tools that everyone suggests having in a woodshop. This makes sense, of course, because they are absolutely vital to completing most of the tasks you’ll come across.
But what items do you need that usually get overlooked? There are more of them than you might suspect, but in today’s post, the team at Long Island Woodworking supply would like to share some of the items and supplies we like to keep on hand in our shop. Will you see them in every shop? Probably not, but we think you’ll agree that by the end of this post, you might be considering picking them up. Keep reading to learn more!
What Woodworking Supplies Is Your Shop Missing?
Why do you need to keep what is basically superglue in your woodshop? Believe it or not, it’s a pretty invaluable thing to have on hand. Need to make a quick jig? It doesn’t make sense to break out the wood glue and the clamps, then wait hours for it to dry. You could use a pin nailer, but then you’d have to hook it up to your compressor.
The answer? A dab or two of CA glue will do the trick. In short, after you’ve incorporated cyanoacrylate glue into your shop, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Check out our selection of Starbond CA glues here!
A Bench Clamp
If you take woodworking seriously, there’s a good chance that you’ve built yourself a workbench with holes for bench dogs or a holdfast. That’s a great option for working on many pieces, but chances are that you’ve encountered a scenario where a holdfast and a vice just doesn’t quite work for what you need to do.
Luckily, Kreg makes a bench clamp that ought to get the job done. This is the perfect solution for the times when you’re working from the top of a sawhorse and need to attach your workpiece. The versatility and flexibility of this clamp offer you flexibility, and as you know, when it comes to woodworking, there are multiple ways to get the job done. This clamp adds one additional option to your arsenal.
Nick Offerman, the actor who brilliantly played Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, is an avid woodworker, just like his character on the aforementioned television show. What happened when he met with the guys from This Old House and brought in a mysterious tool for a round of “What Is It?” Tommy thought it was a bowtie. Kevin thought it was a mustache comb. In reality? It was a classic spokeshave.
Not convinced that you need a spokeshave in your shop? You might not, but if you’ve ever tried to shape wood that has a curve to it, you need a spokeshave. As its name implies, this tool was originally designed to shape the spokes in wagon wheels. Today, you can use spokeshaves to shape paddles, bows, chair legs, and much more. Take a look at the spokeshaves we have in stock today see how you can put one to use in your own shop.
Order Today from Long Island Woodworking Supply
Whether you need a new Timber Wolf bandsaw blade, a chuck for your lathe, or some new woodturning supplies, you’ll find them here at Long Island Woodworking Supply! From everyday items to the items you didn’t know you needed — like the ones above — we’re the best choice for the items you need for your woodshop.
No matter what you need, we ship quickly, ensuring that you can have your hands on your new tools as soon as possible. There’s no hobby in the world quite like woodworking and we’re happy to be able to fuel your passion by offering the discount woodworking tools you’re looking for. Every woodworker is different, and as we mentioned above, that means there are different ways to get the job done. However you approach the task at hand, we have all of the woodworking supplies you need to complete your next build.
Order online now or feel free to contact us if you have questions about any of the products you see on our website. We look forward to chatting with you!