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Posted on Transitioning from "rough builder" to "woodworker"?

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 05:08 PM

... find some plans, makes some plans or wing it as you prefer. Now, build it. But, it has to be solid and presentable. Also, you can’t use any nails or screws. For me, that was the point where I think I understood the real difference…

- HokieKen

^ Amen to that!

The very first project I used rabbets and dado joints on -with no fasteners- was a cutoffs bin. To me, it was huge to create something so large and solid without using nails or screws. Frame and panel front, too. Using that build approach for shop-type furniture / cabinetry / workbench will kick your skillset up a notch.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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