well i for one plan on using my economic stimulus package to stimulate the woodworking community, and plan to buy a few tools. today i picked up a good old steel shovel with a wood handle and a damn fine looking hoe for only $4.00!! its tough to find a good hoe these days for $2 and this one had a very nice fresh coat of paint on it, the gentleman selling it took his time. in fact all his rakes, shovels and hoes looked great standing tall on the side of the road… its what got me to stop!
really tho, i am planning to get a few tools, and have my eye on some Joinery Floats from Lie-Nielsen. my question to all of you is… what are the advantages of a push or pull face float? my assumption would be that you could put a pull face float into the bottom tight corner of a blind mortise and pull out, hopefully, getting all material up to that corner tooth.
other than that, i have a few feelers out for some real tools: an adze, a froe, a drawknife, a bunch of wedges, and a better axe. i have access to some homegrown wood, but i cannot do anything without the right tools! if any of you have good sources for some of these please chime in, or if you have an extra one you’d be willing to donate or trade!
until we speak again… take it easy!