Oh no! Real woodworkers never use expensive machines or jigs. The test the
hell out of them but when it comes to the real thing they only use saws,
chisles and the occasional shark skin sandpaper.
Why, I understand that they don't even use glue. Their work fits so closely
that they get some kind of molecular bond.
You jest, yet I just attended a seminar where the presenter took his chair
apart, put it back together, then sat in it and fielded questions. No glue.
No screws. No nails. Just good joinery. I'm not talking wobbly either. I
felt it. It was rock solid. The presenter was Yeung Chan and the chair was
a replica Ming Dynasty chair done with all Chinese style joinery. All but
one of the joints is done with about 90% power tools. You have to see it to
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