|Project by RGtools||posted 02-25-2011 04:22 PM||2573 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this a few years ago. It was my first foray into the use of hand tools. I had no bench, a beat to heck block plane and I used setback saw (from lowes) and what I would definitely now call a dull chisel. The work was not remotely square which required me to do some very careful adjustment on the joints. Somehow it all came together, and I have been tumbling down the slippery-slope of man powered tools ever since. I can’t find the picture of this when it was shiny and new but here a few since then.
There are a lot of things I would do differently. It’s abused, in the way a really rugged tool should be, the walnut might not have been the best species for this in retrospect, I will enjoy using it until it falls apart, because it reminds me how I started.
What set you on your path?
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan