We cross the pond to Broadstone, Dorset, UK, and the shop of Phillip Edwards. Deb is again heartened by the presence of a fire-extinguisher, great organization and good lighting. I am completely agog in the presence of Phil’s collection of wooden-bodied and moulding planes designed and built with his own hands (in addition to the one received from the hands of Krenov). Phil is no stranger to Photoshop himself, and has a justly famous website:
The cognoscenti amongst us have been following Phillip’s site for sometime. I just learned of it, and it’s a bookmark now. Check out the coffin smoother he has posted. Sweet.
He has a Jack Black poster (the bourbon, not the film star) up on the shop wall. This for all the yanks with a Glenlivet poster their shop walls. I stick to Sugar-free Tang (The Astronaut’s favorite!), but they make no posters for that.
Then it’s south into the pas de Normandie and a hard right to the shop of DocK16 in West Virginia, USA.
Housed in a barn on his property, it is ideal. I think Deb is giving him extra credit. It’s lit like mid-day, has a built-in heater (major envy), a circulating air filtration system and station-served dust collector drops. Check out the first aid boxes (Beats hell out of sorting through the drawer of loose nails, biscuits and dowels, while bleeding, to find the last soggy band-aid). That and a whole stable of cool tools. I had to take a close look at the Grrriper™ push block on the table saw. Almost heaven, West Virginia.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.