I have a book about japanese joinery that I'd been wanting to read for sometime, but never got round to it. The idea came from visiting the Van Gough museum in Amsterdam and while everyone was absorbed into the Van Gough paintings I was absorbed into the minimalist chairs designed by a japanese guy for the museum (because Van Gough was an admirer of Japanese culture, they had a Japanese guy design his new museum).
Anyhow, I finally can't wait to make some stuff, and don't have time to learn joinery, therefore decided to just use the simplest possible method, and for me that was those L-shaped metal joints and just screwing them into the wood after drilling holes.
I looked for the cheapest tool I could get and there was a cordless screw gun that had some drill extensions, so I decided I'll take that one. I also noticed that the dremels looked the same size or shape but were a lot more expensive. It then occured to me to ask someone at the store if the cheapo own brand one (it must be good, it's a good store) will take the dremel accessories and he said no, so I thought perhaps I ought to get dremel in case I'll need those. But then decided to have a look at what those accessories are and I was a little shocked at how expensive they were, many of them were as expensive (though just one piece) as that whole screw/drill gun set with all its stuff.
It felt like a rip-off.
I decided since what I liked most was simplicity that I didn't want anything like that. So I'll just use that own-brand cordless screw/drill gun, because, after all, all I think I'll ever want will be to drill holes and put screws into them. I want minimalist designs. (I plan to buy a basic, manual wood saw, and perhaps after I'd read the japanese joinery book a set of chisels and a mallet, and other than drilling, I don't want anything electric. I will never, ever do anything ornate, all I'll do will be plain).
Am I on the right track?
Sorry for the post if it's not good, and many thanks.