New Second Hand Tools #3

I need a bigger biscuit box! I’ve been keeping my carving chisels in an old biscuit box I found in the shed. It isn’t very deep so when a friend gave these to me I decided it’s time to get a bigger box. I’m entirely grateful for them and for...

My work bench #4: New (old) vice.

The other day I was asked by my wife to take some stuff to her church sale. i did as asked. When I got there somebody had left this thing at the door. I snagged it. The vice is a Colombian D44. It also swivels. Nice vice. When I got home I...

New Second Hand Tools #2

I’m slowly starting to get a decent bit of kit together and with many thanks to Jack I now have these little beauties to add to it ? They’ve given me the motivation to try out some relief carving that I will blog about separately. I also...

New Second Hand Tools

It is safe to say I was like a kid in a sweetshop when a friend offered to let me have a look at some of the tools she was giving away. They might not be brand spanking new but it all goes with my mend and make do outlook and I am highly...

New shop toys

Well let me say it feels good to be back in the shop Part Time. As the year moves forward my shop time will increase. I already have a list of things that need to be built from my daughter, and myself like finishing my workbench that came to a...

Around the shop #1: New web site

I decided to start a new website for the Hand Plane information I’ve gathered over the years. Comments and suggestions welcome. I’m not much of a web site designer/programmer, so any help is appreciated. timetestedtools.com. thanks

New Tools

Well I ordered a few new tools that is going to add 100% to my work. Its not everything I wanted but its a start. They are items that have been on my priority list. Well June 2nd is my 47th birthday and we are having a family...

New member

I’m looking forward to learning more about wood working. I build custom snare drums.

New Shop Tour

A tour of the shop that I built into the basement last winter. Started with bare concrete walls and finished with what you see here. George Sherwood

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