To be efficient with hand tools, sometimes you have to change the way you think about the craft.
How does the joinery you choose to use to assemble your projects impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
How does the wood you choose to work with impact your ability to be efficient with your hand tools?
What are the secrets to working more efficiently with hand tools?
If you still think hand tools are slow, I have some news for you – it’s not the tools.
How fast can one actually work with hand tools?
Woodworking books and videos are wonderful resources. But hands on time with your tools and a few boards will teach you more than any book or video ever will.
Setting your goals high, but attainable, will enable you to challenge yourself, obtain new skills, and still have fun while doing it.
The last time I attempted to make a chair, things didn’t go so well. Maybe I’ll have better luck this time around?
Donate your unused hand tools to help some new woodworkers and a budding hand tool program get off the ground.
New classes scheduled for 2017.
Progress has been slow on the new cabin, but it’s gradually getting there. In the meantime, I’ve made another saw, and have been busy in other aspects of woodworking.