Blogged on a range of topics here on LJs, but not touched on this one ever before: Shop Wood.I’ve got it, let me tell ya. Scraps of wood of all types, from any number of home renovations / tear downs / scavenger hunts over the past 30 years, ha...
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Location: Southern Illinois
Some guys learn engine work while growing up, or fishing, or gain a passion for professional sports teams. I was fortunate to have a dad and grandad very capable with tools. After a 10 year renovation and expansion of our 1898 home, my wife and I are busy raising four kids. Time in the shop is just one of many things that compete for attention. I gained a love of antiques from my mother, and that is exhibited in my tools - SW vintage Stanleys are da bomb! My standing goal is to raise my skill level to the point that I can make quality pieces worthy of passing along to my children.
EDIT: Added 23 May 2012, this portable bench to build.
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive
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Okay, time for an honest assesment of where I am with this tool chest. It’s been about 18 months from completion. Pretty much every time I’m in the shop the chest is opened and at least one tool is used for an in-work project. I’...
Went on a run to a few flea markets this afternoon and found a few things to continue my slide down the slippery slope of vintage tooldom: The 7oz SW hammer was a nice find at four bucks, as was the Craftsman-badged saw for six dollars. The...
A blog entry dedicated to a Type of Stanley bench plane that gets no respect, the Cordovan line. My interest in them started because the plane I got from my Dad is a Cordovan smoother, a #4. A picture of his: A beautiful example of the type...
A couple of years after my uncle saw fit to send of few of my grandfather’s tools home with me, an aunt visited today with a very special gift. It’s a Stanley #103 block plane, one that was her father’s plane (my grandfath...