: I borrowed an old De Walt saw for the past year, ripped enough
: strips for three boats.
: Because I'm moving house shortly I returned it today and had a
: great moment.
: The guy who owned it has a passion for old woodworking tools and
: has been collecting them for several decades,
: going around boot fairs junk stalls and the like.
: It would probably be true to say he has far more than most hardware
: stores. Like "tea chests full" of planes,
: saws spokeshaves, and any other woodworking tool you might care to
: By way of something to remember him by when I finaly get round to a
: new workshop, I have come home with the gift
: of a Stanley No6, a Stanley No2 and two nice block planes. All need
: cleaning and sharpening but are otherwise in good condition.
: When we talk of a parallel world where tools disapear to, I now
: know where it is.
: Les C.
I enjoy finding and restoring old tools. My table saw (that I used to rip my strips) is a 1939 Powr-Kraft. I'm also going this weekend to buy a late-'40s Shopmaster band saw and a Powr-Kraft jointer and a lathe. I want to try my hand at turning toggles on the lathe if I get it functional in time.
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