Handtoolscollection-edited 21 May, added one more picture

Okay, here is my input, First pic is the hand saw vise, more hand braces, old Stanley Miter Box, larger hand saws (rip and crosscut), and a hand made Roubo Square. The next pic is of my first Hand Tool Wall Cabinet, when I started out, it...

My Woodcarving Adventures #1: Getting started

My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how...

HAND TOOLS

Here is my assortment of hand tools and most of them I have made myself . I don’t profess to be a hand tool only guy but I love the look and feel of them but power tools like a table saw can’t be beat by a hand tool . Tools have evolved over...

Shaker End Table #9: Legs, Meet Your Top

I cut down the table top and drawer front to size on the table saw. Then used the planer to thickness the Pine Board, I will be using for the drawer sides, back and bottom, to 1/2". Next, I hand planed down the upper and lower guide rails to...

The joys of rust hunting #1: Its Spring. First 2014 Antique show

finally proof that the long winter is over. Our first local flea market of 2014. Maybe not one of my best days, but definitely not my worst either. We had some fun, some sun, some rain, and just good old spring weather. My first find is my...

Hand tool collection

Hand tools play an important part in my woodworking and share equal status in my shop with my power tools. I am not a purist; I love the efficiency of powertools, but there are many things which you just can’t do easily/safely with powertools and...

a blog dedicated to vintage tool use in the modern shop

We all love to spend time in our shops..cleaning, rearranging, crafting or enjoying a beer, pop, wine etc. just staring at our domain and pondering our next earthshattering creation. Hello, My name is Mike Evens, and like all of you, find joy in...

Hand (made) Tools

This is what I have done so far in making my own tools. I have received a lot of inspiration from several of you. Thanks to you all. Center finder and magnet holder for the dial indicator. Marking gauges on the 1000 year old bench hook. ...

My first hand plane restoral #1: Dis-assembly

On a recent business trip to Sarasota, FL I bought a rusty hand plane that I found on CL. The markings indicate it is a Bailey No. 4 Type 15. If anyone can confirm my identification, I would appreciate it. Here are some pics of the entire plane:...

Tool Restoration

I have been quite busy lately and found it difficult to get out and make anything for a while but I have a collection of old hand tools that need restoring. As i get to each individual piece I will blog about it and hopefully have some cracking...

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