Information concerning buying, restoring, maintaining and using hand tools
- If you use an edge tool after sanding a workpiece, residue of the grit can be in and on the wood, dulling your tools. Wiping the surface with a micro-fiber cloth and a vacuum can help removing some of that. It's best to sand only after completing all cutting work.
There is a nice overview of what different woodworkers recommend as a basic set of tools: http://handtoollist.com