Up until just recently, I viewed hand tools as inefficient and difficult. It was black magic to me, and I knew no-one who did carpentry with anything but power tools. With much research, I have started to collect the information and possibly the t...
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Location: Katy, Texas
I'm a part time carpenter and handyman during the summers and evenings, as I am still in school.
I'll be moving to Rapid City, South Dakota in August of 2012 to attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to pursue a degree in engineering.
My woodworking varies. Most of my paid work consists of small cabinetry jobs, and outdoor carpentry like decks and fences. However, I'm comfortable expanding into other areas as long as it's what the customer needs.
My personal woodwork is mostly done on machines currently. I really enjoy making cigar ashtrays of all shapes and sizes. I also really enjoy experimenting and trying new techniques and tools.
This summer (2012) I plan to save and slowly outfit myself with a full set of hand tools so I can venture into the unknown that is dovetails, mortise and tenon, hand sawn and hand planed woodwork. I really want to make some furniture this summer as well.
-- Life is Good
|commented on||Routing a Sign #3: Finishing the sign||09-28-2012 02:01 AM|
|commented on||Just Right.||06-17-2012 02:52 AM|
|commented on||A 'Stickleyish' oak Yorkshire box||06-11-2012 05:37 AM|
|commented on||Fence||06-05-2012 03:21 AM|
|commented on||My Toddler Builds a Toolbox||06-05-2012 03:19 AM|
|replied on||Found this old Disston saw today.||05-27-2012 05:58 AM|
|commented on||My foray into hand tools||05-24-2012 12:50 PM|
|added blog entry||My foray into hand tools||05-24-2012 03:54 AM|
|commented on||Cigar Ashtrays Ashtrays||05-14-2012 10:35 PM|
|added project||Cigar Ashtrays Ashtrays||05-12-2012 07:59 PM|
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