Austin Hand Tool Club
Austin Hand Tool Club

We are a welcoming group of woodworkers near Austin, TX who enjoy using muscle-powered tools.

Monthly we email each other updates, answering the question, “What are you working on or thinking about?”

Occasionally we meet in someone’s shop or at a restaurant.

Hand tools provide a point of connection for us, but nearly all of us use machines. We just enjoy using and talking about hand tools.

We gather to encourage, share, and learn.

  • Encourage - We all need encouragement, especially since we are using unusual tools.
  • Share - We all have knowledge, time, and resources to share. Since we live near each other, we can share arcane tools and techniques in person.
  • Learn - We learn better and faster when others encourage us and share with us.

Join us!

Who’s on the e-mail list?

Our members include

  • Women and men
  • Beginners and award-winning woodworkers
  • Professionals and hobbyists
  • Retired and still working
  • Tool buyers and tool sellers

Check out our email list to see recent activity.

How much does it cost?

Free! But we really want to hear monthly updates from you.

Who do I contact?

If you have questions, feel free to contact Mark Wells via email using his first name at