Hi there PORC fans.
I've got a blog post in the works, but decided I wanted some imput from my readers before I do my final writing. This is one of those interactive posts that hopefully with inspire a comment or 20.
I am interested to hear the thoughts people have about using hand tools and power tools in the woodworking community. I have found that many woodworkers pride themselves on either A. Owning every power tool known to man. OR B. Works exclusivly with handtools and drinks fine wines and stinky cheeses. Both camps have strong opinions, and seldom do they agree on much.
Lets look at every aspect of woodworking, from beginning to end. Are computers the place to sketch and present designs, or is a true "artist" only using a #2 pencil and sketchpad? How about prepping stock? Is it OK to feed a board through a table saw, joiner and planer, or should we be honing our bow saw skills and scrub planes to mill lumber. How about cutting joinery? Sanding vs Smoothing for a finished surface? Finishing... hand rubbed or sprayed? Delivery... On the back of your own personal Sherpa, or in the back of a U-haul? AND...... I'm interested in the opinions of the client as well. Do you care if a woodworker uses hand or power tools? Is the final cost more important than HOW it was made?
....I have smart readers, you get the idea.
All opinions are welcome and none will be censored. I will keep my remarks in the comment section brief but will write my full review of thoughts next week.
NOW is the time to chime in. Hop to it. Tell us what you think!
As always... Thanks for reading.