|Forum topic by BigRedKnothead||posted 02-07-2016 10:54 PM||56615 views||20 times favorited||1832 replies|
02-07-2016 10:54 PM
This thread is dedicated to hand tool renaissance we are experiencing in our country. North American hand tool makers are thriving again, and God Bless ‘em!
Tools posted and discussed herein shall be:
I’m passionate about the topic because dad was a foundry worker/toolmaker in the 70’s. Back then, wrenches and pliers were the only tools he had the opportunity to make. Hand planes, chisels, and the like were all sent overseas after WWII.
So, I applaud folks like Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Leonard Lee, Glen Drake, and countless other small-time tool makers for there efforts in bringing tool making back home. Their labor, and their tools, are not cheap. That’s just the state of manufacturing in our country. I used to scoff and the prices too. However, when I saved and sold commissions to afford their fine tools, I found they were oh so worth it.
So bring it on. Bust out your Gramercy, Starretts, Lie-Nielsons and so forth. Ask questions or just post pics for us to drool on.
The only rule is: Be nice, or be gone.
The North American Toolmakers we heart:
-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer