Well, my intent to start with the packing box project still holds. As of today, I have gotten all the supplies needed to build the box. All that’s left is to put together the new Workmate (still haven’t built a shop, so I’m not about to build a bench just yet), buy some wood, and get to work.
Of course, on this one, I’m going to use a little power. Why? Because I don’t plan on doing a lot of sawing without it. The truth is, I love saws but hate most sawing. The exception is cutting joinery and that’s about it. As the packing box doesn’t really have any, I don’t see the point in not using power.
Oh, I have no doubt that at some point I’ll probably do more hand sawing. However, it’s not going to be now and I’m really OK with that. When it’s time, I may revisit this project as a neat, quick project that will focus a bit more on sawing than anything.
My plan is to get started at some point this weekend. As I’m currently a government contractor, I get Monday off so I have plenty of time to put the Workmate together, get the wood, and get it built. After all, Thomas only had five hours. I’ve got three days.
The real challenge is going to be finding 1/2” thick wood to use at a BORG. I’m not real confident in planing down to thickness. Still, if I’ve gotta, I’ve gotta. I need to learn it sometime I guess.
Of course, thickness planing on a Workmate might get kind of interesting ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!