Journey into Handtools

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Blog series by chopper6322 updated 12-11-2013 10:43 PM 2 parts 3244 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Why the change

11-05-2013 07:13 PM by chopper6322 | 13 comments »

So I have decided, with great agonizing, to become a Neanderthal. I will be relinquishing my power tools at the end of my current project due to a time constraint on the commission. With any luck I will be sweating and frustrated by Christmas. There are several valid reasons which justify this move for me; thus the reason for the blog post. As I worked through this decision, I realized that a great deal of information is available for the power tool woodworker, the hand tool woodworker, or...

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Part 2: Shopping List

12-11-2013 10:43 PM by chopper6322 | 8 comments »

So I am still in the planning stages of my move to hand tools. Mainly because the dining room table I am working on has taken far longer than expected. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Anyhow, i have come up with a rough shopping list of the tools that i believe will give me a good start and fit within my budget. I look forward to any and all comments on tweaking this list. The first thing i did was think through the types of projects I want to work on. It will mostly be shop to...

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