|Forum topic by aherna||posted 04-14-2013 08:04 AM||2995 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-14-2013 08:04 AM
I’m relatively new to furniture making and am setting up a hand tools only shop for a combination of reasons (limited space, not interested in dust control in my basement, aesthetic preferences).
I would most likely have stuck with hand tools even with more space. I tend to towards the function and aesthetic of items at the peak of mechanical simplicity in my hobbies (well build lugged steel bike frames, mechanical film cameras, etc).
In delving through the range of hand tool centric blogs, I’ve been struck by the overwhelming lack of modern and modernist design in the projects discussed which are really the types of things id like to make.
I’m not talking ikea stuff but clean, mid-century inspired and more architectural forms like these. I completely respect the skill that goes into period work but arts and crafts, victorian and really even shaker designs dont do much for me.
So my question is:
Does anyone use primarily use hand tools to build this sort of furniture?