The Beginner’s List

Originally posted on wesleyworkswithwood:
My beginner’s tool list: Workbench Panel cross-cut saw Two back saws, one rip, one cross-cut Stanley No. 5 Jack plane, or non-Stanley equivalent One 3/4″ chisel One 1/4″ mortise chisel A Mallet Two holdfasts Two to four wooden handscrew clamps Two to four 4 foot long bar clamps One pint wood…

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Project: Buckskin Bags

To aid in downsizing our worldly possessions (and tons of raw materials), I initiated the buckskin bag project.  The goal is to produce as many little beauties as possible while experimenting and learning new techniques. This is the first run of bags, which still require embellishments, closures, and neck straps.  More to come…

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Make something with your hands every day. “Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when […]

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