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just sharing some stuff i've done (all traditional hand tool work)

 
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i have had a lot of dreams kinda pass me by. being a serious woodworker was one of them. i rake leaves, change light bulbs, and unclog toilets instead.

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Very nice work!
 
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Beautiful . . . I miss doing stuff like this . . .
 
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Beautiful work, and great to see you following your dreams.
 
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Hi everyone..... Johnmark is using a BROAD AX for squaring those timbers...… it is the proper hand ax for flattening or squaring logs …(on one side for floor rafters, or two sides for log cabin walls or all four sides for a squared timber log cabin)…..   I have a hand forged BROAD AX, made in Sweden.... (brand new)….. that I am no longer needing.... since I moved from the pacific northwest forest land.... to the high desert of southern New Mexico...…. it is a great tool for building tight log cabins.... I will pass it on to someone that can use it for $100..... plus $20 for U.P.S. or Fedex shipping...….. contact me at   sunnybabaspirit@yahoo.com     Johnmark,  you are doing such fine and rewarding work.... such a pleasure using hand tools to create functional beauty....  Sunny
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Love the round table John, and the dovetailing looked really good too! What are you making next?
 
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I love these projects and you are doing really fine work. Is the violin finished? I'd love to see how it turned out?  I'm just getting started with woodworking as I'm retired now. Seeing your work is inspirational, thank you for sharing.
On a side note; Does anyone know if there a section here on Permies where we can put hand tool restoration projects?
Side side note, lol re: Broad ax alternative, I've found to be a helpful addition to timber shaping toolboxes: Adz. I found it a little easier to control than an ax

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You know it is dark times when the trees riot. I think this tiny ad is their leader:
Taylor&Zach’s Bootcamp Journey
https://permies.com/t/115886/permaculture-projects/Taylor-Zach-Bootcamp-Journey
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