|Forum topic by Steve Diogo||posted 01-16-2014 08:09 AM||1081 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
01-16-2014 08:09 AM
Hi all. Just a quick note to introduce myself as a new member. I just started working wood about six months ago and quickly developed a strong interest (i.e. obsession) in traditional techniques and handtools, which I never expected. I’ve spent the past few months making nothing but scrap and shavings, as I have been focusing on learning to cut straight lines, measure correctly, plane, make a few key ebay tool purchases and sharpen my tools. I’m learning mostly by watching videos by Paul Sellers, Rob Cossman and the Wood Whisperer and practicing, practicing, practicing.
Last week, after trying and failing daily (literally) I finally executed a successful handcut dovetail. I am celebrating by buying a new Veritas dovetail saw (my first new tool purchase), starting on a Christopher Schwarz Dutch tool chest and officially joining the forum here at LJ.
Don’t have much experience to offer, so I’ll mostly be reading and maybe asking questions. But I also think it’s helpful for beginners to talk to other beginners. I can watch the masters work and sometimes get inspired but also frustrated. Sometimes it’s nice to just know someone with a little more experience and practice figured out something I’m working on… and maybe I can offer that to other newcomers too.
All the best!