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Forum topic by lilliputianfrivolity posted 04-28-2009 09:17 AM 1001 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2009 09:17 AM

ill remove it

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#1 posted 04-28-2009 10:09 AM

Sorry buddy you don,t get my vote. I have spent 15 yrs on machines, including CNCwork but now I want to use hand tools only. But to split up this site into two different camps is not the way to go, there,s too many interesting folk here who have a lot to share and I for one would not want to miss out on that. If you want to go that path then check out some of the galoot sites out there that already have what you want and are more specific in their content.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 04-28-2009 06:33 PM

i looked up galoot and wow! i had now idea there wasn’t only a name but many sites for this. thank you

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 06:57 PM

I don’t care much for that concept of “handtools guy” versus “powertool guy” I think it’s childish, and unproductive.

I do like the “woodworker guy” that uses whatever is at hand to make what needs to be made. handtools, powertools, no tools… whatever the imagination brings. there’s a time and place for each tool and technique.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 04-28-2009 07:26 PM

I like hand tools and using them. However I prefer to do all my rough work on the table saw and power jointer. I like paring a mortise to the perfect width, but I prefer hogging out the bulk of it with a forestner bit on my Drill Press instead of spending a ton of time chipping it out.

I learned a lot of hand tool work from original print books from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. But I own machinery too.

Even though on my recent project I hand cut the compound angle tennons by hand, if I had a question I wouldn’t mind hearing some power tool solutions as well. More information never hurts.

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