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940 days ago

Moulding plane storage - 3 replies

Hello Everyone ! I have been slowly getting into using hand tools more and more. I already havad plenty of planes that I have collected over the years. This past BIRTHDAY we went to some antique malls, farmer markets, I was able to find some nice old moulding planes that I didn’t have yet. Some needed cleaning some didin’...

1298 days ago

TOOLs from back when ? - 9 replies

This photo is a sketch of the table saw my father made in 50’s. He let me use this when I was 8 years old ! How he taught me the safety of a power tool, I do not remember. BUT somehow he got the message to us. We all have our hands , eyes, ears . Notice all the safety features that were on these home made saws ! Oh there were NONE. The...

1327 days ago

Wood Gloat AGAIN ! - 8 replies

All I did this morning was answer the phone. An old gentlmen asked me if I would help him move some lumber today with my truck. I do work for him where he lives (A senior condo). I arrived 2 men got in and away we went. We loaded all the lumber that this older man had, he is moving into seniors complex and need it out of the shed he ...

1580 days ago

Shops - 32 replies

As I “SHOP SURF” I am in envy. Clean floors, Organized peg boards, Near new tools,No saw dust anywhere, Tools all lined up. Just wondering. Do you people use your shops ? If so, are they this immaculate all the time ?Nice to see, And I am guessing a pleasure to work in knowing where everything has its place.GOOD JOB.

1598 days ago

To clean or not to clean - 8 replies

I collect OLD hand tools. Started with hand planes, then moved on to other hand tools. I get the same “FLAK” from the self appointed antique collectors ! You have ruined that tool buy removing the PATINA. Yes, I have cleaned the RUST and GREASE from that hand tool. I use my tools ! I want the screws to turn, I want my blades to be sh...


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