Eighteenth Century woodworking tools were much finer, than you might expect. Excellent steel was being produced in Sheffield, England. An accomplished cabinetmaker would have dozens of special-purpose planes, and a large collection of chisels and gouges. This section of the web site will grow as I am able to locate and photograph more tools.
A cabinetmaker in the 18th or 19th Century could have had as many as hundreds of different planes to achieve different things. View Planes
You might be surprised how little hand saws have changed in the past two centuries. View Saws
Chisels & Gouges
An experienced cabinetmaker relied upon a very large selection of chisels and gouges.
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