What happens to modern woodworkers if their power goes out? Most power tool woodworkers will have to twiddle their thumbs next to a plastic flashlight. But not traditional woodworkers! Last night a Virginia storm knocked out our electricity, but I didn’t have to stop woodworking! See my above VIDEO.

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I was able to continue working on my mortise and tenon picture frame, just like my ancestors would have done. Not only are hand tools safer, quieter, and more portable, but they can be used “off the grid”!

Even if you’re  not keen on abandoning power tools, at least get the basic hand tools so you’ll always be able to feed your woodworking addiction (see the basic hand tool list here).

What do you do when the power goes out?

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