Best tools for prototyping using basswood

I’m an emerging designer and need some advice on the best tools for working with basswood. The product I’m building is much like a standard picture frame that is 12"x12" and about 1.5" deep. I’m planning on getting a dremel, but any advice on bits or other tools would be very helpful.


I always find ‘hammers’ like this one are good for banging nails in


a “sureform”, a rasp, a file, broken pieces of bandsaw blades and various grits of sandpaper will work wonders.

watch the dust…