As indicated in my profile, I am returning to the craft after a too long hiatus. To give you an idea… I have nade several large pieces of furniture and for a while folks were asking me to make stuff for them. I have lots of the “gizmos” dovetail jigs of various kinds, all kindsa routers and router bits. etc, and so on. When I stopped woodworking, I was becoming more and more interested in woodworking with hand tools, after the initial thicknessing and rough dimensioning was done. I love green woodworking with draw knives and my shave horse. I have used hand planes to make mouldings and trim. I love making elegant boxes with hand joinery and using hand saws, planes and chisels to get the joints as perfect as possible. I have experimented a time or too , sort of satisfactorily, with parquetry as a way to decorate my projects. I would like to learn more about this stuff and have guys to bounce stuff off of. I love watching Roy Underhill and old videos by Jim Klingshott.
The other web sites that cater to hand tool guys are more “tool” focused , i.e. patent dates, and when the factory moved, how thick the plates are on Western Saws compared to Japanese saws, and how much better A 1 steel is than O 1. I don’t care about any of that stuff. My interest is how to use the tool to make beautiful things without causing clouds of dust, endangering my digits, and obscuring the blues and southern gospel music on my shop radio.
Any body else out there like me.