Just thought I would introduce myself as I just registered for the forum today. I was born and raised in Mississippi, still live here 34 years later. Have a wife and two kids, two business, 12 goats, 11 chickens, 2 cats and a dog. I don’t claim the cats, but they are here so I might as well throw them in the list. As you could probably guess, I stay pretty busy. But in my spare time, I love playing with wood. I have never really done any fine work, just an amateur that’s exploring the realm of woodworking. I have found myself lately gravitating away from modern power tools and finding an appreciation for not only the quality of the tools of yesteryear, but also how easy they can be to use. I’ve mostly been carving, but I’ve been watching a lot of videos on joinery, and I love the idea of constructing things without the use of nails or fasteners. I have plenty of modern tools but I am trying to build my collection of hand tools. I’ve got some chisels and things, but need some good saws, hoping to find a good miter box, marking knives, things of that nature, and a good mortising chisel, etc. I’m also interested in blacksmithing and really any other old crafts, so this seemed like an obvious place for me to reach out to others that like the same things. So anyway, here I am…look forward to meeting you all.
I’ll leave you with a photo of my latest project. This is my 5th spoon to carve. I wish I could tell you what kind of wood it was. My first was from cedar, second from water oak, 3rd from maple and the last 2, including this one, were from a block of wood that my brother gave me. It’s supposed to be an exotic species but I can’t identify it.
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