Free Precision Tools
Find high-quality tools from an unexpected source—your dentist.
Every year or so during a dental checkup, I ask my dentist for picks, rasps, and scrapers that are too worn for dental use. For a woodworker, these high-quality surgical-steel tools have plenty of useful life remaining. They’re really great for picking dried glue out of corners and replacing O-rings. I’ve collected enough of these free tools that I have a couple in every toolbox.
—Keith Goben, Seattle
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #294