I remember seeing a short segment on the DIY network about a woodworker that
used nothing but hand tools and tools that he made himself. In fact the only
power tool he used was a really old band saw. And I mean really old.
I was wondering if anyone knows of a book or website that can teach me some
of these really old school methods.
I remember in the segment he showed a rabbit plane that he used to make some
of his joints and he also showed a few of the tools that he made for other
What I want is a reference to teach me all of the tools that are used as
well as the potential to make new tools, and how to use them all to make
I am a 25 year old newbie to woodworking and I want to learn how to make
some projects the old fashioned way. I want to put a lot into making a
project so that I can appreciate it more and make each project I do have
Thanks for the help.
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 21:09:20 -0400, diceshooter wrote:
You might want to check out The Electronic Neanderthal
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~alf/en/en.html The folks there are dedicated to
the idea that hand tools rule. For what it is worth my shop is a mix of
powered and unpowered tools. My conceit is that I can tell when it is
better to use a hand tool than take the time to set up a power tool.
Well, pull up a chair on the Porch diceshooter, where the topic of
conversation is traditional woodworking (and associated tools)
interspersed with talk about blacksmithing, etc.:
When you want to join in on the conversation, first read the FAQ:
http://www.brendlers.net/oldtools/oldtools.html and then subscribe.
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