OK, so what does "hand made" really mean?
On a recent thread here, reference was made to machine cut and hand cut dovetails. I don't know if this ranks up with the middle east issues in importance but the argumentative among us want to know. When does use of power tools eliminate the braggin' rights to say something is 'hand made'. After all, even the hairy, smelly Neanders among us use tools. It is possible to fashion something with a saw, or chisel and hammer without actually touching the wood with bare hands. I hang out with a few wood carvers. Their definition (not without detractors) is that as long as the cutting tool is held with the hand, it is hand carved. That means even a power cutter. For us, howzabout a dovetail guide and router. Is that 'hand cut'? I think so. Let the barbs fly.
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