Picked up a fun, folding-duet-chair thingy yesterday at auction that had a bum leg. Supposed to look like this But one was this instead Some cuts with the gent’s dovetail saw (in creative clamping get-up) squared things up. ...
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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.
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My #2 son brought a nice sharpening stone home from an auction a couple weeks ago. Two sides, coarse and fine, and both of them are flat which is a nice bonus. Can’t say much for the steel box it came in, though. I have another (much ...
My son picked up this woody yesterday at auction (back right in the pic), in a box of other stuff, for $1. The iron is a Butcher, the sole was ‘patch-ready.’ Someone had excavated for a new insert ahead of the mouth but it was e...
I have a #50 and love it, but do not need two. This one is the latest US-made ‘type’ of this model plough, and features 16 of the 17 irons that came with it originally; only the 7/16” plow iron is MIA. Visible in the first pictur...