Still not sure on this one. I hate to sit it out but I'll have to wait until closer to the deadline to decide for sure. The last one depleted my T-track supply.
Anybody who's in this to get a great tool would be better off saving their time and money and just buying a new tool. Don't get me wrong, there's always a lot of great tools that come out but that's not why we do it. It's for the experience and because as woodworkers, most of us rarely get to make something for another craftsman who can appreciate the effort that went into it. Like papadan said, all we want from you is for you to do your best, stretch your limits and learn something new. Whatever you make will be good enough. And, you'll probably be surprised at what you can accomplish when you know it's going to another woodworker.How do you work tool rookies (me) into the mix? Someone s bound to get screwed…
Not hand tool only by any means, I'm definitely a hybrid guy. I used my table saw with dado to cut the tenons but I'm chopping the mortises by hand. I used the jointer and planer for my legs but the planks for the top were just too massive so they were milled completely with hand planes. This bench has definitely stretched my abilities as well as my appreciation for hand tools - particularly planes.Are you committing to hand tool work on the bench? I know you re more of a power guy but a hybrid too. I m looking forward to seeing it done. I m doing slow planning of mine. Slow only because I don t plan to even start for probably a year. I have my Paul sellers bench and it works ok.
Glad I could be the steady rock in a land of quick sand. I m here for you buddy.
It's Josh's call, I'd suggest discussing it with him outside the forum if it's something you really want to do.Well, lets say I found an old power tool and refurbished it. Would that still be a good gift? Its not wood. Haha
I have to disagree Dave. I'm sorry, please don't beat me again.Overall I think Josh is right. Everyone usually tries to show off some skills in these things while pushing themselves pretty hard. There are some insane items that come from these. One of these days I ll be talking about one of my items….maybe.
YAY! Now, I have to wait 3 months to see what it is :-OI ve received a PM from LDO2802 and I think it is something that a lot of us would be privileged to have in the shop, so I ve decided to allow it. Welcome to the swap LDO2802