Thursday, March 11, 2010

An update

well I have been posting to Lumberjocks so I never keep up this blog. In November I started on a coffee table for a friend of mine. The table was maple from Cabinet shop Mis-Cuts. Coffee Table Project

Before that I made a Shaker inspired Bread Box for my wife in our kitchen. Project was made entirely out of Pallet wood. Breadbox Project

Made a mallet from the scrap bin I have for my dad and will make a second one for me. Also planning a marking guage. but here is the mallet.

Made a napkin holder from scraps I have after my wife said she liked this one we saw at an art festival. Napkin Holder Project

Made a wishing well for someones retirement this was actually sort of a commissioned piece. Wishing Well

Been buying old hand tools for usage. there is a whole series of posts I have made in the last 6 months of planes I have bought on ebay and local antique shows and stores. my collection so far consists of;

Millers Falls No 17 Block plane
Stanley No 75 Bullnose rabbet plane
Oak Leaf No E23 Transitional smoothing plane
stanley No 5 Jack plane
Millers Falls 814 economy Jack plane
Stanley No 6 Fore plane
Stanley No 51 Spokeshave
3/4 Round Moulding plane.

a few planes planes I wish to acquire in the future are;
Millers Falls N0 9 or Stanley equivalent
Jointer plane Stanley or Millers Falls
more moulding planes in usable shape.

New Tools ...well new to me.

I'm cross-posting this blog to Lumberjocks. Here is my latest post over there.

New Antique Hand Planes tool purchase

I have found some more information on the last plane called a transitional plane. they were planes with a wood base and iron top. Its a brand called Oak Leaf. Simmons Hardware Company sold a catalog of stuff like Sears. Keen Kutter was a store brand that they sold as well. the Oak leaf tool like was created by WM Enders a company executive which I cant find much more information on. At first the tool line was labeled with Simmons Hardware above the Oak Leaf name inside of a Oak Leaf emblem. then later the Simmons was replaced with WM Enders.