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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Mark, what exactly do you mean "copes (like 400)...

    Mark, what exactly do you mean "copes (like 400) on a router table?"? I think of sawing when I hear the word cope. Not that I'll have any insight for you but I'd like to know what your talking about.
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    Finally got around to finishing my mortise. 16 of...

    Finally got around to finishing my mortise. 16 of them, 3/8x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 deep. Didn't take long at all with my new method. Now to eek out some time for aprons and stretched and corresponding...
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    I've always had a soft wood bench and never...

    I've always had a soft wood bench and never understood the importance of using expensive hardwoods. It's a bench and it works, like a bench. I know if money was no object, I'd have a giant hardwood...
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    Wow, that is looking fantastic!

    Wow, that is looking fantastic!
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    I enjoy all that stuff as well. My problem is...

    I enjoy all that stuff as well. My problem is small projects done by hand take me months to complete. Until I can up my time in the shop, I will suffer the machines and get a few things finished....
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    This reminds me that I need to realign my table...

    This reminds me that I need to realign my table saw as well. I was ripping stock the other day and the wood was coming away from the fence as I was cutting. I bought the saw used and never trued it...
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    Yeah, there's lots of uses for it and I know I'd...

    Yeah, there's lots of uses for it and I know I'd miss it. I'll eventually get back to instrument making but right now, I'm enjoying the hell out of building stuff and and getting things done in the...
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    Yeah I bought the drum sander for guitar building...

    Yeah I bought the drum sander for guitar building and it was perfect for that. I just might sell it and get a planer and jointer.
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    My only problems with hand tool methods 1. Noise...

    My only problems with hand tool methods 1. Noise from chopping and 2. I have very limited time to get anything done. I only hope that in retirement I'll be able to spend time making dovetails and...
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    Came up with a quick and easy for me, mortising...

    Came up with a quick and easy for me, mortising method. Seems to work pretty well for soft woods, may have to use a router bit for hard wood after the drilling. Anyway, I'm happy I found a method...
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    Never heard anyone say they love them. Plus I...

    Never heard anyone say they love them. Plus I have a cheap Ryobi bench drill press.
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    That might be quicker.

    That might be quicker.
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    Exhausted hand tool worker

    I'm building a simple table / bench for my recently acquired RAS. I made the legs out of 4x4s I had laying around and squared up 2 sides with my hand planes and finished on the table saw. I did the...
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    I like your method for cutting blind dovetails....

    I like your method for cutting blind dovetails. Pins first I guess.
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    Its either use it or send it to the dump. I'd...

    Its either use it or send it to the dump. I'd rather make use of it. I won't be dining on it.
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    Got 2 legs cut to length and plane for wind and...

    Got 2 legs cut to length and plane for wind and square 2 sides. A little hybrid work for squaring the ends.480714480715480720480719
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    The only reason I said no half laps is because...

    The only reason I said no half laps is because want to try something different. I may rethink that.
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    I have some 1 1/2" Butcher block and was thinking...

    I have some 1 1/2" Butcher block and was thinking of attaching my 4x4 legs as seen on benches with square tenons or 1 tenon and an outer dovetail.
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    Machine table by hand

    I recently acquired a 1940s Dewalt radial arm saw and need to make a stand for it. I want to use some old 4xs and 2x6s from an old deck and thought it might be a good hand tool project. I just need...
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    If you have never sharpened a saw, you are in fir...

    If you have never sharpened a saw, you are in fir a treat. I did my second one recently and it cuts so well I couldn't believe it. Sawing is fun when you're using a saw that you took the time to...
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    Well, now that I have it, I'm looking for it's...

    Well, now that I have it, I'm looking for it's big brother and considering loosing the TS that takes up far too much space in my shop.
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    I've never raised panels before but thought about...

    I've never raised panels before but thought about it a lot :-) Seems like this method doesn't leave much room for a good fit.
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    I think the base on mine is channel iron.

    I think the base on mine is channel iron.
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    I need to try your method of drawer building with...

    I need to try your method of drawer building with finger joints. Next time I build a drawer.
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