So rather than whittling whilst camping, I figured I’d try something new.
I want to put together a toolbox of hand tools, to take camping with me to turn whatever wood I find into “something”. could be a chair or a table or a bench or who knows.
Not so much important “what” but the idea being from log to “something”.
Obviously, random driftwood and forest wood will have small rocks and such, so these won’t be my best tools,
but here is what I am thinking so far. Pleas help me out with the list – I’d like to keep it the smallest, lightest, only those you really need etc… understanding this is somewhat anecdotal, not starting a business here, just bouncing off your collective heads for a fun project…
So. I am not a professional green wood to furniture maker by any stretch, but I do already have and use the the following;
Small crosscut saw (green wood)
Smaller timber framing chisels (1 1/2)
large froe and mallet
variety of hatches and axes, mostly of lower quality
variety of rip and crosscut (6-10tpi Disston,etc. older, beat up but good workers) hand saws (D8 and similar)
a wooden jack and scrub plane sufficient for woods work ;-)
Planning on aquiring;
two man crosscut saw
large timber framing slick (2”), long handle
offset broad axe
large brace and quality, timber sized auger bits
I know I need a good small crosscut saw but not sure where to look.
I think I need an offset broad/hewing axe to shape timbers/logs
obviously this list can grow, and grow, so that is why I am here asking your opinions ;-)
oh – another idea – those chair style tenon cutters – the round end cutters…damn what are they called… need one of those….