27 Sep '11, 7pm

Traditional woodworking with hand tools: I hope I havent wasted your time it seemed to me the type of thing you

Traditional woodworking with hand tools: I hope I havent wasted your time it seemed to me the type of thing you

I'm a longtime fan of your books (and more recently, your blog) and wanted to let you know about my current project, as you are partly to thank. Largely because of discovering Shelter in the early 90s, I've had a deep interest in traditional woodworking. Combined with with Eric Sloane and Roy Underhill, my appreciation for the older, time-tested styles has been maturing all this time. We moved out to Coastal Oregon a couple years ago, and I've been delighted to find some examples (few and far between as they are) of "Sheltery" structures, and have tried my hand at making some small ones (chicken coops and the like). I dream of building a small off-grid cabin on our house and spend hours late at night tinkering with the design... it started as a cluster of drydocked VW Vanagon campers, but as my woodworking skills improved, I am thinking more and more Gypsy Vardo. But I dig...

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