I am in the East for a period of 18 mo. on a volunteer basis for my church. Because of that, I have left a very well equipped shop and have been forced to use only hand tools. What a great experience to use only hand tools! I have had to crosscut, rip, plane, and scrape my 5/4 walnut by hand for all of these pieces that I have built for Christmas this year. It has been a blast. Hope you enjoy.