|Project by Levelonlevel||posted 06-21-2013 02:18 AM||1737 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Sorry to be away for awhile. Was under the weather and now been working a lot in the shop.
What to do with antique and wooden level bodies that are not worth restoration? The ones from the parts heap.
Bandsaw time! Nothing like some old seasoned cherry, maple and mahogany to make some replicas of the old wooden Stanley Level Vial Boxes No 208 Proved from the turn of the last century, before pasteboard came along. In my level restoration work, I continue to add inventory of glass spirit vials and was running out of places to safely store them. The wooden boxes are loaded with saw dust (who doesn’t have plenty of that?) and keep the glass vials safe and sound, just like they did when they crossed the Great Plains in wagons and later trains to hardware stores as far away as San Francisco for carpenters and cabinetmakers in need of repair for their Stanley, Disston or Stratton levels. The folks at A Moyer keep me in vials as they have been doing since 1880. Now I have a little more organization and some really cool little boxes for the grandkids when I’m too old to work anymore.
-- A craftsman is not judged by the tools they have, but rather by what they can do with what they have..