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Why I Use Hand Tools

As you can tell from what I have written, I am an advocate of using hand tools.  It is not that I have anything against power tools; I just feel that people spend a lot of time figuring out how to do woodwork with power tools instead of working with wood.  Power tools can be a great time saving device; they can shorten production time, make repetitive work easier and get the job done quickly, in most cases.  But in many instances trying to figure out how to make a power tool do a particular job they overlook the hand tool that can perform the same job in many cases quicker than it takes to set up and use the power tools. For example, you can quickly do rough work with a wood carving axe. A quick stroke or two over the edge with a hand plane can true up an edge preparing it for the next step in the process. 


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