Hand Tools Archive

Re: Hand work
Response To:
Hand work ()

I think we're collectively living in a dream world if don't know that power tool based operations deal with twisted lumber all the time (more often than the relatively small universe of hand tool woodworkers does), and not necessarily by ripping and regluing it.

There are makers of stunning extremely high-end custom furniture and other items of fine craft woodworking who wouldn't dream of processing rough sawn lumber by hand, or at least not very often. They're getting to where they get somehow. Maybe all the stock they buy is just magically flat and straight right off the truck.

I think the notion that this crowd is somehow flummoxed by processing a twisted board with power misses the mark widely. But, maybe the price point at which they sell their wares allows them to just pick up another board. That doesn't sound like such a bad place to be either.

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