Tool tote travel – teaser
a learning travel in tools and techniques
Ok, I have talked about this before in the my first dovetails blog…
The project is a tool tote, a mix of pine, and a branch from the forest!
The challenge for me are to make all the processes, with both power (modern), and hand tools (old), to compare the difference, and to get on a travel in learning, both for my limits, and for what I can do that I thought was not possible.
Here comes a few photos of the process, I was planning to post it as one blog, but it will be a crazy lot of pictures, so I will break it into pieces.
Part of the challenge are no nails or screws, old techniques, and glue, gravity or wood pins to hold it together.
Branch joins tote.
Hand cut dovetails and tobacco.
First try for me on dove tails, so yes I smile.
Thank you Div for pushing me, or shall I say provoke… Div said it was not so easy to cut dovetails in pin, so of course the child here had to!
Now it’s starting to look like a blog!!!
I have had to take it easy, my health is kicking me back, and I learn a lot from this.
As I write, I have so much pain in my arm that I can hardly write, due to sanding… Yes it’s the truth, my operation has some strong effects on my body, and there are clearly a reason why I’m retired… I can see why I was judged to be about 20% able to work maximum. Cutting those dove tails had the price of strong pain and 24 hours of migraine, and throw up from pain…
But I love wood, I smile and I’ll try and take it more slow.
I will soon post the first steps and start the blog, hope this can be to inspiration!
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.