When I first started woodworking, I had a sawzall, a palm sander, and some random hand-tools someone gave me as a house-warming present. I literally couldn’t do complex woodworking if I wanted to.
I am fortunate for those humble beginnings. It really forced me to learn the basics of woodworking by finding the simplest projects I could think of.
It also taught me the value of simple design and I can honestly attribute my minimalist style to those “poor man’s” projects.
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