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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2011, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to everyone! I only joined this forum recently and have already found it to be a very friendly place. I sawed my first piece of wood in 1939 and went on to serve a cab/truck body building apprenticeship in northern England from 1947 until 1950. I reside in Tucson, Arizona and now use hand tools exclusively to make jewelry boxes, bookbinding tools, oil stone boxes, hand saw vises, etc.

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Good to have you James. Coach building... oughta be a lot of good ww tales here.

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Welcome from Texas !!!

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome. My workshop is very small: a 7 foot x 4 foot storage room -- tiny for sure! Here are some photos of my work bench:











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One thing about growing old is that it does not last long. Thanks
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Welcome...Love to see projects made with hand tools. Love using them but my skill level isn't what it should be...That plus artheritis in the wrists validate my use of power tools.

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Hand tools only is an awesome way to go. Welcome to the forum. Do you have any pictures of the boxes you've made?
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Welcome to our forum.My tools are never that dust free.How bout showing some pic's of things you have made.Gary

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Welcome to our forum.My tools are never that dust free.How bout showing some pic's of things you have made.Gary
Ah well, there are no dusty tools because I have just completed my "new" workshop and they were all cleaned up for the photos that my wife (she who must be obeyed) insisted I take -- "it will never be this clean and organized again" she correctly opined. I do not have any photos of recent work other than the work bench and tool storage back board shown in the accompanying photos -- but I will post some when I get fully operational.

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Welcome James get started making dust.
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Welcome to the site James :)

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