|Forum topic by Pete Pedisich||posted 02-26-2011 11:31 AM||719 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-26-2011 11:31 AM
I’m new to Lumberjocks, and I’ve been woodworking for about 10 years. In that time I’ve been slowly purchsing tools, increasing in quality as I learned more.
I began buying Festools and really liked the dust collection. But after about my 8th Festool I started feeling like I had developed an unbalanced relationship between my tools and my work. I am a hobbyist, and they just sat there for months sometimes, and when a new model came out I thought “I must have it”
Every time I used hand tools I felt the connection I had lost with my fancy power tools. So I’ve been slowly researching and replacing my power tools with hand tools. I still intend to keep my Festool TS55 and vac, as they are used on every project, and I still consider all the Festools I’ve owned as first-rate machines. But I work at job that I have no passion for, and when I get some time to work wood it’s like life couldn’t be any better. So anything that gets in the way of that is gone. Life’s too short. Hand tools have reignited my passion for woodworking.
OK, by now your wondering when is he going to stop with this wandering nonsense! so here’s my question: I wish to build a Traditional German Style Joiner’s Cabinet (of which there is an excellent example on this forum) and would like to know if anyone here has done this in a mobile version? I often do site work at outdoor sites (barn door builds, etc.) and I’d like to take my saws, chisels and planes in my station wagon to the site.
Thanks for listening!