There can be a stage of woodworking where you question your methods, your design, your technique.
To help solve any self-doubt, build something incredibly simple. And give it away.
With that idea in mind, the photo shows kids eyeing the new trophy they could win as champion readers. The base took minutes of shop time, but adds an air of authenticity to an otherwise normal trophy.
Effort to photograph each of the tools found in the chest has run into some technical issues. The issue? I can’t take a picture.
I started going through the tool chest and decided to start at the top. Here is the uppermost removable tool till.
The opportunity to purchase a vintage chest full of tools presented itself. A big and heavy chest full of tools that had seen better days. So I bought it.
Pick a color, cut out to the lines of that color and assemble the pieces you created, using Rodenius’ patterns as a guide.
With springtime comes baseball and this year with baseball came a question from my son. “Dad, do you have the tools to make a baseball bat?”
In 1917 Barney Cohen was the Chief State Factory Inspector for the State of Illinois and as such issued an annual report. continue reading