Monthly Archives: April 2011

Doug Stowe’s 3″ x 3″ box

I thought it would be a good time to take a break from rehabbing vintage tools to actually build a project with them. So I pulled a copy of “Basic Box Making,” by Doug Stowe from my bookshelf. I’ve always … Continue reading

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East Coast Tool Hunting

I was in the DC area recently on business and extended my stay by a day to visit with family. And to try my hand at vintage tool hunting back east. That is why you’re reading this post right? Virginia … Continue reading

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Disston saw rehabbing-Part 2-Sharpening, testing and adding to tool kit

Disston Backsaw Rehab-2-Sharpening I’ll be honest. The thought of sharpening all those little teeth, with their attendant geometries has always intimidated me. But so did tuning my first Stanley Bailey Type 11 smoother. And what I’ve learned from tuning my … Continue reading

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Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing

Disston Backsaw Rehab-1 Cleaning, repairing and rehabbing I was in Salt Lake City recently on business. After dinner I slipped into my pajamas to watch tv and do one of my favorite on-the-road activities—look for tools on Ebay. Now that … Continue reading

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My hand tool journey

Two years ago, my girlfriend and I visited her movie-star looking friend, Dagne, in Arizona. After a hike with her husband, the four of us did some antiquing at a rural shop. It was there I found a Stanley #4 … Continue reading

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