Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Gorgeous Oregon!
I was just going to say welcome... But Steve went straight for the horror stories. So with that in mind, even it it may not seem like the most effective or fastest way to do something always do it the safer way especially if you're new. I work with a guy missing his left pointer finger and I'm missing a chunk off the side of my left hand. I see new guys shoot themselves with nails guns all the time because they don't think anything can happen. Dumb mistakes can have serious consequences and we all have the scares to prove it. I'm not trying to scare you away or anything just make sure you prioritize safety. You can always get a new piece of wood, but you can't exactly get a new hand. Be safe mate.
On a way less serious note a bad frame made solely with hand tools sounds not only like fun but a heck of a challenge. I'm eager to see what you come up with!
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." -Mewtwo (Pokemon the Movie)
It's kind of strange that this line was delivered in that movie of all things. It's still a really good quote, and certainly a dang good thing to remember.