Popular Mechanics (South Africa)

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Build this project using hand tools. Yes, this is usually the advice we have, but there’s a good reason behind it. Not only will you achieve a high level of satisfacti­on from making them entirely by hand, but you’ll also progressiv­ely improve your hand-eye coordinati­on and muscle-memory training.

» Marking/cutting gauge » Marking knife

» Steel ruler, 300 mm » Mechanical pencil, 0.5 mm » Japanese dozuki or

Western tenon saw » Mallet

» Jack plane

» Low-angle block plane » Shoulder plane » Bevel-edge bench chisel » Small try square » Cabinetmak­er’s rasps

and files

» Cabinet scrapers » Compass and dividers

 ??  ?? Above: Laying out the octagonal headstock with a compass.
Above: Scribed layout lines on the headstock, ready for sawing.
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Above: Laying out the octagonal headstock with a compass. Above: Scribed layout lines on the headstock, ready for sawing. popularmec­hanics.co.za

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