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Between Two Woodworking Worlds

Did you notice these photos in a recent blog post on the washer/dryer table project? Photos of a Lie-Nielsen smoothing plane and a Kreg pocket screw jig both in the same blog post. These two photos are indicative of a struggle which is going on within me: continue to move forward learning more advanced woodworking skills (ex: the hand plane) or revert to a more simple style of woodworking (ex: pocket screws). And I am serious. I struggle with this. I have even been thinking of nailed furniture projects. Like nails and glue; the most basic form of joinery that exists (actually, leaving off the glue would be even more basic). Of course, I would design furniture which would be robust even with such rudimentary joinery. I am really curious if people even care. When I post a photo of a completed project on Facebook, I get a lot of compliments. My high school and college buddies who see the photos assume that I am turning out a quality product, but there is not the first …