So, adding powdered graphite to epoxy makes it look awesome. It also makes you stir the crap out of it and makes it quite frothy. For the record, a hairdryer does not work but a normal bic lighter held on it does. Just watch your fingers.
I've finally stuck a flag in the ground and said I'm going to build my home office furniture in a Campaign style, not sure how i settled on that but I think i have. I'm wanting to make it true campaign style that could be easily knocked down and carried to the next battle site. My desk is going to be relatively simple but I'm struggling on how I can attach the legs in a way that would be easily removal without hardware. I was initially thinking a sliding dovetail but i've convinced myself that won't work how i want. Here is the inspiration for my desk and the basic design i plan to build. How would you attach the legs?
Fair enough, still I find it hard to imagine that there are shops where no one ever reaches for any kind of hand saw, file, scraper, or other wood shaping hand tool. That may just show my narrow perspective. That perspective is probably shaped by the fact that I started out with mostly hand tools and just a very few power tools and added power tools along the way. Some of my preferences and perspective may also come from the fact that most of my work is building stringed musical instruments. I have built some furniture and a few small boats over the years but my current shop has turned out mostly dulcimers, strum sticks, and guitars. On the original question. I reach for the tool in my shop that I think is the best tool for the task at hand. Pretty often that is a hand tool. I would have a hard time building one of my custom musical instruments with no hand tools. I could build them with only hand tools, but it would be pretty difficult for me. My band saw (for sawing veneers and other wide but thin pieces) and thickness sander save me a ton of time and work, so all hand tools doesn't appeal to me either. For me and my work the mixed arrangement is the easiest and quickest. It also most easily yields a quality end product.