The other day I was watching my daughter try to make something at her workbench and I was reminded that when I was younger, my creative process went something like this: try to make something encounter a dilemma find a tool that was made to fix that dilemma repeat as necessary until the thing was… Continue reading Different strokes
Veritas medium shoulder plane (3/4″ width) with A2 blade in excellent condition for sale. Absolutely everything about this plane works 100% and I just broke it down to sharpen, clean and oil it. I even polished the brass knob at the back. No box. Everything good you’ve ever heard or read about this plane is… Continue reading For Sale – Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane
Even if you’re not a New Year’s resolution kind of person, it’s hard to escape this time of year without some self reflection. This morning I was appreciating every inch of my 6’4″ stature as I was awkwardly cutting the cheeks of stretcher tenons at eye height. This afternoon I was pushing a wheelchair and helping… Continue reading the rusty years
Nearly everything on the virtual garage sale page has been sold. A big thank you to everyone willing to adopt these wayward tools and put them to use. I’ll keep everything up there until the USPS makes its rounds. If I add anything I’ll post about it.
I took the emporium page offline temporarily to load it up with things for the virtual garage sale. It will stay offline for Christmas day, but the sale will go live on Monday Dec 26th at 8am EST. It’s a mix of planes and markup tools. All of it’s usable. Some of it still needs a little… Continue reading Virtual garage sale update
A few days ago I answered a Craigslist advertisement about a biscuit jointer and while I was there the guy said the magic words “hey, I’ve got some hand tools too.” I’ve read about these scores but I never expected to walk into one and even though I knew I didn’t need them all, I… Continue reading Karma