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How I fixed Herbie's Hammer...or how I love old tools.

691 days ago by RaggedKerf | 0 comments »

To see the pictures of the hammer fix, please click here. As promised in Day 19 of the Workbench saga, here is the story of my great-grandfather’s hammer. Genealogy is another of my pursuits and it is a joy to be able to combine woodworking with genealogy. I love it! My great-grandfather Herbert (“Herbie”) Vaught was born in September of 1875 to his parents George W. Vaught and Emily Ann Tucker in Shelbyville, Indiana. Here is Herbie in 1938 at the age of 62. Th...

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Vintage Tool Rehab Projects #3: Try Square Rehab

1103 days ago by Brad | 4 comments »

Whenever I visit art fairs and museums, I always find myself standing before the works that use mixed media. Maybe it’s the shiny parts working in concert for artistic effect. To me, the creative aggregation of wood, metal, glass, fabric, paper, and/or paint is more engaging than their one-media brethren. I think that’s why I like vintage try squares so much. In an early 20th century age where quality mattered, try square beams were made of rosewood. To this brass was added-which over the ...

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