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 1719 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.)


Just imagine the possibilities!

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

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

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

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

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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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#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

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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.


-- 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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