Folks When is something new still ephemera? http://toolemerablog.typepad.com/toolemera/ And my thanks to Phil Edwards BestGary PS… don’t drool on your keyboard
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Location: Dedham, MA USA
Comfortably middle-aged, which means waiting for retirement years to get here. I live in Dedham, MA USA with my wife and two Maine Coon cats in a 1920 mutt farm house. For the past 30 odd years I've been messing with handtools. Collector, sometimes seller, hoarder at times until I realize there is too much and then it goes out to auction. Although I do have the big power stuff I rarely if ever use it (other than cordless drills). Handwork is my focus and more so the history of the same.
Early trades, crafts and industries have become my main interest. Books and ephemera now fill my shelves more than tools. Well, the tools fill the basement. The books and ephemera fill the upstairs work room. By day I work at a research Library in the Archives, running a digital document project: read as - scanning, organizing, sorting, archiving tons of stuff. Plus I keep myself occupied with my website and blog.
Used to hang out at the Oldtools list, but now make the rounds of the rest of the net.
Most often you can find me rescuing a hunk of antique furniture more so than making from scratch. I just like bringing them back to life again.
-- Gary Roberts, Dedham MA, www.toolemera.com
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Greetings all. I’ve been lurking for a while and figured it was time to come out of the woodwork. Most of my head is stuck firmly in the 19th and 18th C in early woodworking and related trades. But I do pick up the odd cordless drill to fix ...