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Forum topic by Gary Roberts posted 08-03-2011 09:17 AM 719 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gary Roberts

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08-03-2011 09:17 AM

Simply put, it’s nice to see a new forum here for Handtools. I’ve been lurking LJ for years but rarely write anything. Over the last few decades, I’ve turned more and more towards hand tools (not as a religion, just out of preference) and now even more so to old books on the subject.

I’m looking forward to the exchanges sure to occur here.

See you all around the wood stove
Gary

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com


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WayneC

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 07:20 AM

It is good to know your here, please jump into the discussions.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 02:36 PM

Yeah, Gary, join in and have some fun.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 02:38 PM

Maybe while we’re around the woodstove we can get mine hooked up before winter? Welcome Gary!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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hObOmOnk

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 03:19 PM

Acquire skills not tools.

I mainly use Japanese hand tools (45+ years experience) and vintage western tools.
Most of my western tools are pre-WWII and hover in age at about 100 years old.
I’m a pro and productivity is always a consideration. Focusing on skills makes the tools work well.

I do love my battery operated electric hand drill but old brace and bits just feel right in the hand.

Blessings,
Bro. Tenzin

-- 温故知新

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Gary Roberts

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 05:48 AM

Don… just remember to get double sleeve stainless for the chimney! No rust, no fuss.

Tenzin… I’m with you. Even when I worked in a cabinet shop years ago, we used hand tools for much of the finish work. Old hand tools at that. All this LN and LV stuff leaves me cold.

-- Gary Roberts, http://toolemera.com

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