A friend of mine and I were discussing, last weekend, an experience we
both enjoyed a few years ago. The event was put on by a 5-foot-0" German
fellow who demonstrated how to cut dovetails. He built a foot-locker,
right in front of out eyes, without using a marking gage, guide,
template...just a pencil and a backsaw. The pins and tails were
large...about 3", but it 'clicked' together just fine.
He basically blew our little minds.
I remember thinking how confident he must have been of his abilities to
pull that off in front of 20+ people. He had this cocky little grin.. it
looked kinda cool on him, because it wasn't arrogant.
That, in turn, made me think about which tool, if any, I am pretty
confident in using with predictable results.
Belt sander and biscuit joiner. I can make those do things.
I'm working on the jigsaw...right now I'd grade myself a solid 80%....
How about you guys?