So im cleaning up in my garage shop a couple saturdays ago when a white SUV pulls right up to it and the guy inside tells me his daughter is my neighbor, he sees all my wood and wants to know if I’m interested in an old band saw? His father handed it down to him when he passed, but he doesnt use it now since he’s older and doesnt do woodworking anymore. I told him its the missing ingredient in my shop and I’m very interested! He sends me some pictures and it looks prom...
I know . . . I am a spoiled brat! At least I feel that way this morning. How can I not when I am so fortunate to now own a “Special Edition” of the FINEST scroll saws made? Oh – and it is actually PRETTY as well! After all, for someone like me who’s other job is an artist, it is an extra bonus to have such a fine piece of machinery color coordinate with the rest of the house. Especially since it sits in the corner of my kitchen. Ah . . . but now I am sounding lik...
6:30 am looking at Craig’s list- Table saw for $100, picture looks like Delta with cast iron extension wings thatcost $100 each. Phone number says call or text, this time of the morning, I text asking where & when I canbuy this table saw thinking there has to be something wrong with it. Wait patiently, I have to be at work at8:30. A friend has 2 slabs of corian and we have to cut & form front edges and back splash pieces as well as get the slabs trued up. 7:00 am he texted bac...
I have found a mother load of tools. Come see. There is one more video on my blog. Check it out if you wish.http://chiselandforge.com/Let me know if you see some thing and know what it is.
Hello everyone.Just to tell you that I am still alive. I have been reading most of my buddies’ posts but did not have time to comment or post anything myself. The reason I have been quiet is that I have resigned from my work and I am in the process of moving to another town to start a new job. I had therefore to dismantle my workshop in order to sell my home more easily. It will probably be another 6 or 9 months before I can have a proper house of my own with a real worksho...
With an area of 1000sf, a 10’ ceiling and 2 large garage doors my shop is difficult to heat. In fact I didn’t even try. Until now. Okay, does this count as a tool? I dunno, but I bet there’s a few out there with cold shops like mine. So here I go trying my hand at being a stone mason because to meet code in a garage you have to have any open flame at least 18” off the floor. I had this stove installed by someone who knows what he’s doing. Needless ...
I’ve always believed in the adage, “into each life some sun must shine.” And so it was recently as I visited two estate sales. As I was checking out Craig’s List on Thursday night, I came across two sales that had potential. One had actual pictures of tools (two of which I now own…plus a bunch more) while the other had a description that led me to believe it would be a worthy stop. And it was. Here’s my haul from the first place: There were three tables...
I was visiting family in Phoenix and decided to try my luck at finding vintage tools before our 5:00 o’clock gin and tonic. The foraging turned out to be much more fruitful than my East coast tool hunt last year. Flea Market FindsFlea markets, like baseball, have been very, very good to me in the past. After Googling flea markets, I found the Phoenix Park ‘n Swap at 3801 E. Washington Street. So Mom and I piled in the car and cruised on over. The place was massive with hundreds of...
thank´s to our one and only vintage architect Mads (Mafe) its possiple for me to gloat a little again ...... yyyyuuuubiiiii :-)last time I visit Mads I ask if he wuold look out and buy me some tools on the French e-bayand in French when he was in Paris a while ago he told me there was a parcel waiting for me next time I came to Copenhagen…... since then I have had it like a child on Chrismas evening …. :-)so we try´d to plan for a day so Andy (Brit be there as wellbut wedensd...
I was poking around Craig’s List when a garage sale caught my eye. The pictures were a woodworker’s dream. They featured lots, and I mean LOTS of hand tools. So I finished up my work and headed over there late Friday afternoon. All the better to root out the best pickings. The people running the sale were friendly and the place was loaded with tools as advertised. Apparently the gentleman’s father had recently passed away after a long career as a carpenter. I started m...
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