Been scavenging tools and found the mother load at my grandpas house at the lake. I have officially found out why you should never use a dull chisel. Nothing a little super glue and some time to seal up a 1/2 gouge on the inside of my knuckle. Next day I sharpened all three chisels on a cheap oilstone and now just pairing the end grain of a 2×4 leaves a shiny preped surface enough to make me want to chisel my house down. Read the anarchist tool chest willing to sell if anybody is interested and can’t make the 40 dollar jump. Sharpened my first panel saw and that was a failure only because o don’t have a way to set the teeth. It’s a keen kutter made somewhere after 1940 but before th 60s. Other than sawing and chiseling every piece of wood in the shop I have yet to make anything, besides the ugliest saw bench base of all time. Granted it will be cannonball proof. Cca traeted lumber is going to look bad no matter how nice the joinery, and the quicker I start screwing up the faster I’m gonna learn.
First real project will be a tool chest for sanity sake. The bench is so Damn cluttered it has become quite the hazard.
If you couldn’t tell this is my first blog post.