This last weekend I traveled just north of Waco, TX to attend a woodworking class at Homestead Heritage. What an amazing little community. They are self-sufficient and teach several different classes to help others be the same. I took the first woodworking class (Joinery I: Woodworking with Hand Tools), which I hope will be the first of many classes I take there. They taught us how to make three of the most important joins in woodworking: the dado, dovetail and the mortise and tenon. We used a hammer, chisel, saw and our hands during the class. No power tools at all.
It was amazing. Here are a few pictures: