I'm experimenting with working on the floor using Japanese methods, using hand tools, which I have always used.
I needed to make some simple dowel joints on a case for some Adana Letterpress Type, and I made some trial Japanese Floor Horses a few weeks ago, so decided to try them out, and am pleased with how it worked - previously I'd done this standing at a European style bench.
It helps that I don't use machines, otherwise this may not be possible.
Here are some photos of how it went.
Setting it up - horses at base, pieces clamped to top, with simple vice attached to top and a board laid across timbers at back to put things on. Really quite simple but it so far works for me
Drilling - I do like the fact that I am more over the work, I never expected it to be comfortable but it is surprisingly so
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