Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'hand tool only'

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Setting up shop

08-07-2013 07:45 AM by ever4ward | 5 comments »

We recently moved from Austin, Texas to Newbury New Hampshire. My wife, youngest daughter and I are taking a mid life sabbatical from the same old grind, downsizing, simplifying, home schooling and trying to figure out what we are going to do when (if) we all grow up. I have always wanted to work with wood but being hyper focused on chasing the almighty dollar since I was 12 years old (with some success) I could never get to the point of building skills with the tools I would buy on a whi...

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Progress of a self taught cabinet maker #4: Building better boxes

04-17-2011 04:13 AM by RGtools | 2 comments »

I needed a way to practice making dovetailed drawers without the pressure of it being in a full scale piece of furniture. Having done a few practice dovetails that did not go into anything I wanted to start making things that actually provided some use. So my goal was to make these boxes for storing seed (my wife has an impressive collection of seed she saves for the garden). The first one made of teak was not an impressive piece, I made numerous mistakes, cut on the wrong side of the l...

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