This week I seem to have been bitten by the hand tool bug. The current project, a prep table for the kitchen, took a left turn when I decided to have a go at cutting the tenons by hand rather than messing around with a machine setup. To my joy, I discovered that not only could I cut them, but also that the resulting tenons were at least as accurate as what I had produced when using machine. Maybe there is something to neander woodworking after all.
In other news, I did a wipe and reinstall of the latest version of Sketchup which solved the random crashes I was experienceing since upgrading to Yosemite. The interface looks a lot less clunky and there have been some new tools added to SketchUp 2015 The other thing I discovered this week is that Jay Bates has a real talent for teaching Sketchup.
As a test-run of my new SketchUp install, and inspired by some fanciful hand tool notions, I decided to draw a version of the dovetail caddy that Paul Sellers built in this video series. I would like to have it love on the back of the workbench for holding screws and other small bits and bobs. Here is the SketchUp file if you want to check it out and maybe build it for yourself.