Woodworking Chat on Twitter

I cut a couple of more practice dovetails tonight.

My Japanese hand saw cuts are easier now, in part, because of the practice, and also because I think the saw has been used enough that it is ‘broken in’.  The saw cuts for the tails were the closest I had tried to the lines.  I have been giving myself a wide berth and then using the chisel to pare down the excess.  This of course adds time to the process, but means I won’t go over the line accidentally, so it let me have some success.

If I want to become good at these hand cut dovetails, then I need to get brave and make the cut as it is supposed to be made.  And you know what?  It worked.  When the waste was removed and I slid the the tail into the pins, a strange thing happened.  From above me, the ceiling seemed to open, and a bright light shone down upon my joint, angels were  singing, and the joints went together.  I held the snugly fitting joint up to the light, to look for gaps.  The joint wasn’t perfect, so the light disappeared, the angels stopped singing, and I head a voice, “Eh, you almost nailed it.  Better luck next time, Bub.”

It was true, they weren’t perfect.  But they were pretty close, and the gaps can be fixed.  A little paring here and there, and they will be just fine.  I spent a lot of time just standing and looking at the fit.  Turning it over in my hand.  I haven’t cut too many sets yet, but the ones I am now making are serviceable.  They aren’t like the ones that are in the woodworking magazines, but they are good enough that I like them.

Last night on Twitter, a bunch of woodworkers were hanging out and chatting.  Twitter allows one to use a ‘hashtag’, which is a pound sign.  The tag for last nights discussion was #woodchat.  It was started by someone last week, so yesterday’s chat was the 2nd one.  At 8:00, someone asked, in under 140 characters, a question for discussion.  The general topic last night was ‘going pro’ and a number of woodworkers who make their living in their shops, answered questions from those of us who don’t.

I am not sure how many people exactly were participating, as the tweets fly by fairly quickly, but I would guess there were 15.  I believe there were three ‘Pros’.  I am miles away from making furniture, let alone making it for a living, but it was still very interesting.  I was curious about the education that they had.  One pro, Adam King, of (@AdamKingStudio), who I have followed for a while on twitter, said he was an avid woodworker for 8 years before he went to school for a couple of years.  He went pro after 10 years of woodworking. http://www.adamkingstudio.com, is the link to his website.  I encourage you to check it out, for a couple of reasons.  His work is first rate.  His site design is also wonderful.  And if you have a twitter account, you should follow him too, as he is incredibly friendly.

If you are on Twitter, please stop by at 8:00 Central time, on Wednesday, for the next #Woodchat.  It is fun.  Also, if you are on Twitter, you can find me @ExtremelyAvg.  Look me up, I would love to talk with anyone who reads my daily missives.  You can even mock me if you like.  I do love a good mocking.  Until tomorrow, take care.

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