Loc: Calgary but confess I'm Okie
Re: Building My Own Anarchist's Tool Chest
04/18/12 04:31 PM
What's in a name? That which we call spalted pecan By any other name would look as sweet.....
Ok, I butchered it, but it's kinda like Shakespeare.... I thought you might enjoy that, Steve.
I have several comments about this build. First, you seem to have lots of spalted pecan. Has anyone besides me noticed that Steve is the only one on woodnet that has this?? C'mon, give it up - how do you get this stuff? My brother has 60 acres of river bottom covered in pecan trees. I ask him what it is good for, and he says "Firewood, if you burn it fast - otherwise it rots" (he's not a woodworker). What's your secret?
Second, you mention this is taking a long time - so what? You are going to enjoy this for years to come.
Third, you talked about cutting the kerfs for the saw till by hand to get them wide enough. That was impressive. I just did a saw till for the garage wall, and I used the "Power Bowsaw" (as AndyM calls it). In my defense, I was doing 40 of them, but still that is nice work cutting to a line that you did.
Really enjoying your posts on this build.
-------------------- True power makes no noise. Albert Schweitzer - It's obvious he was referring to hand tools