WIA in Berea provided a good answer to the question in general. If you
mean "around here" (rec), I have to ask what qualifies as a galoot.
Some people think they are a galoot if they use a chisel to square up
the corners of a routed mortise, while some think you need to process
felled timbers with a pit saw. I'm somewhere in between. <g> My
Stock prep: machine, followed by shooting board and hand planing for
precision work. (And some hand work to aid the machines, such as
cutting to rough length if too long for the table saw, or knocking off
high corners of twisted stock with a jack plane)
Edge gluing: power jointer followed by #8
M&T: mixed; hand for few "one-offs", machine for multiple.
DT: hand (or band saw for large DT in heavy stock)
Sliding DT, dado: machine
Final surfaces: hand-planing.
In general: Machines for heavy, rough, or sweat-inducing work, hand
tools for precision or fine work.
Caveat: As a hobbyist, I do what I WANT to do, not what makes sense
efficiency-wise. I suspect a pro would do many of the things I do
Alex -- Replace "nospam" with "mail" to reply by email. Checked infrequently.
Used to see a car with the license plate "galoot" around JPL in the old
days of gainful employment. Paddy, was that you?
Personally, I've been a wRECker for 10 or 15 years and do use hand tools
a bit now and again. Guess I am a neandernorm.
To clarify, galootness seems to be attitudinal and not
a function of TOP-AG (Time On Planet- Above Ground)
And speaking of O'Deen/Paddy, wonder where Dave Fleming
(the Nautical), or Conan The Librarian, or Jummywood Jim
As for sources of hand tools - hopefully available to folks
Lee Valley (Canada)
For the budding Galoots who haven't visited Jeff's website
GO HERE - NOW! ( THE role model for gentleman galoots)
I'm recalling a poem about Lord Nelson that has a line
the goes something like
Hang my drum
on the old sea wall
and should England need me
beat the drum
and I shall come
the depths of the sea
where I now lay.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
I had a correspondence with Steve in 2002 (still well after being MIA
here). He had moved to the Orlando, FL, area and was working with his
cousin's rock band. He had run across my website (the woodbutcher one)
and kindly remembered me from his wreck days.
No idea if he's still there (here--the place he mentioned is less than
50 miles from my house).
Not aware of the Nelson poem, but there was a similar one about Drake,
some of the lines of which are:
Take my drum to England
Hang it by the shore
Strike it when your powder's running low
And if the Dons sight Devon
We'll quit the port of Heaven
And drum 'em up the Channel as we drummed 'em long ago
Drake he was a Devon man
He sailed the Seven Seas
Captain, art thou sleepin' there below....
..... as recalled from many hours spent in a New York pub named
Drake's Drum, about 40 years ago. Yes, I know I could Google it, but
I'll leave that to you. Goosing the memory cells is my way of
arresting the slide into senility.
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