While I haven’t been spending a lot of time on here in the past couple months, I’ve started gaining back momentum. What I have noticed is that I seemed to jump on the latest craze/band wagon for many woodworkers without knowing it. While going to hand tools is nothing new, when I first started here there seemed to be very little projects or people with complete hand tool mentality. I could no doubt be wrong but everything I read, all the projects seemed to be done with all power tools and I saw very little with hand tool use.
A couple months back, I decided to slowly get rid of my power tools and gradually buy hand tools. Around that time I found Shannon Rogers’ The Hand Tool School and signed up. This is great for a guy like me; husband, father of 4 and Marine. It gives me great info and flexibility. So I’ve been buying some old tools from eBay, using his lessons, and I’ve started working with hand tools.
Here is actually my second project. You can see the first (some winding sticks) in one of the pics. I started a personal blog to just document going from power to hand tools which I’m sure many others have as well. You can read this specific blog here.
-- Dan, Sgt/USMC, Jacksonville, NC, http://thefamelesswoodworker.com