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Man makes dining room table for his wife using only hand tools. [VIDEO]


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Very impressive. He certainly knows how to use his hand tools. With that said, I have only a very small desire to emulate him which would probably fade away rapidly when the physical requirements became too much. I do love my power tools but if the power goes out he will get the last laugh.

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Damned showoff! Mumble, mumble.....

And he was soooo quick too

Worn out just watching....
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I did something similar, a loonngg time (40 years!!) ago, to impress a girl. AND, I also made 6 matching chairs. The table and chairs did not survive the test of time, but I am still married to the girl.
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Hand tools? Isn't that how all WW was done in the past? My wife and I visit antique shops and I'm amazed at the precision attained by hand tools in the hands of a true craftsman.
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It is interesting how over the last 5 or so years the increased popularity of hand tool useage. Just look at how prices for hand planes on E-Bay have steadily gone up over the last few years. Even myself, if you asked me 4 years ago if I would ever own a hand plane, I would have laughed. My big project I completed last year was my hand tool cabinet! Would I ever go to full hand tool on a project like a dining room table? Probably not. However, I have found that there are times where the hand tool is the better, quicker, and safer way to accomplish a task instead of setting up one of my machines to do it. I enjoy my machines, but I also enjoy my hand tools as well.

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Impressed the hell out of me, esp how precise and tight his joints were.
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Was awed by the width and length of the chisels....

If that was me, I would have to speed up the video.......

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