A while back I started the knock down bookcase from Popular Woodworking’s Arts and Crafts Furniture. I bought some quarter sawn white oak from the local lumberyard and ripped it down with a friend’s table saw. Some hand tool purists may balk at this and say I should have used a rip saw. To that I say, I don’t have one, I can never seem to find one locally for a reasonable price, and even if I did, I still need to learn to sharpen it. In the mean time, I want to build stuff. The stock was already thicknessed so all I had to do was joint the edges and cut it to length. Now I just need to get up the nerve to cut the 24 mortise and tenon joints. Luckily I have nice saws and chisels to do it, I just need to practice.