I spent all day yesterday cleaning the garage and working to get the shop in order. I took some pictures of the shop before I started and as requested some of the peacock that had taken up residence on my table saw. I also took some pictures of the handplanes I am going to restore. I’ll start another blog series about the planes. It may be a day or two before I post any pictures. The memory card reader on my PC is not working for some reason.
Anyway, my wife came out to “help” and began to clean her part of the garage and after a few more hours the shop was back to being full of stuff. To crown the moment, as we were putting everything away she returned the peacock back to the middle of the table saw. Such is life.
This morning I went to the local antique flea market sale and looked for tools. I found an excellent North brothers 1545 yankee hand drill that set me back $5. The workmanship on the drill is outstanding. I also picked up an older #3 Bailey. Other than a cracked tote it is in real good shape. Without looking through references, I would date it around 1910. It is an excellent candidate for restoration.
Hopefully, I will get some more time to work on the shop this week. I’m still motivated.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov