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Hand Tools doings #7: ohhhhh I've really done it now!

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 03-15-2008 03:27 AM 1523 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: home made "vise" Part 7 of Hand Tools doings series Part 8: It's a start, first all hand tool project »

I made a rectangle! With only hand tools! No power! No noise! And its pretty darn close to square to boot!

the picture is a little fuzzy—- I had a hard time taking a picture and holding the square at the same time. (I need to get a tripod.)

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Just imagine the possibilities!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine



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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 03:28 AM

Congratulations Betsy!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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brunob

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 03:30 AM

I sometimes can’t make it square even with power tools.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Betsy

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 03:36 AM

Little successes—that’s all I need.

Thanks guys.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 03:50 AM

great job. sooner or later you’ll be making whole projects with only hand tools. keep up the great work.

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Eric

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 04:01 AM

Hey, I need to try that sometime. I keep starting my projects from “pretty close”!

-- Eric at https://adventuresinwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 06:43 AM

Congrats Betsy. Remember practice, practice, practice…...

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 09:02 AM

I understand the feeling, it’s an epiphany. Now you’ll never be the same. You’ll demand more from everything you do because you ”know” that you can make it SQUARE! Happy trails.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 03:21 PM

I could never make a “square” rectangle! Love your blogs Betsy…Keep it up!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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