The family and I recently went on holiday to the Dominican Republic, which explains why I haven’t posted anything here for a few weeks. It’s a beautiful country and we had a great time.
While out on a tour in the countryside, we came across this man who was making wooden parrots for sale to the tourists. It being a type of woodworking, I of course stopped to watch for a while and got to see how quick and efficient he was. It also appeared that the only tool he was using was a machete.
I took some photos to share with you here. I also bought a parrot for each of the kids.
More to come on my workbench build soon.
Now… where can I find a vintage Stanley Sweetheart era machete?
Out of curiosity, did more come of this back in your shop? I’m just now running across this blog in mid Jun 2018. I was day dreaming about if I had only one tool to use for woodworking what would it be. I was thinking how practical machate’s are and google led me here.
No, I really can’t say that I have done any woodworking with a machete myself. I just appreciated the skill of this guy.
All the best,