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Sunday 6 August 2023


Hi folks, yes more tools. 
I was up early as usual, and off to the car boot sale.
I spent £3!!! on three tools.
A sliding bevel, fancy spokeshave and a Stanley bailey no5 jack plane.
Which I have already fettled.
It just needed a little tlc and a good clean up.
Definitely some bargains this morning..;)

Saturday 22 July 2023

Stanley No 50

Hi folks,
I was recently given this old Stanley No 50 plane that belonged to a friend's dad.
So I set to work bringing it back into use.
Yes I still love these old tools, the history behind them and bringing them back into use.

Thursday 29 June 2023


 Hi Folks

I hope all is well with you.

I've been back rummaging around Car boot sales. I found a few old wood planes. An Acorn smoothing plane and a couple of Stanley rebate planes, and record and Stanley spokeshaves

Here they are after a bit of Fettling, my favourite is the Stanley No 78 rebate plane.

Monday 5 June 2023


 Hi Everyone

So I wondered if I was still live on here.

It looks like I am, yes I dropped off the radar.

After taking down my workshop then chopping off a couple of fingertips during the lockdown. They were stitched back on though . A lot less feeling in them now, but hey I'm ever so glad to have them!

I'm rebuilding I have my new space for working and I'm finding pleasure from making shavings again.

Saturday 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and yours..

 Hi folks

As the title says. Enjoy your Christmas and have a good 2022.

Fingers crossed there's some stability ahead. 

Monday 1 November 2021


 Hi folks

So you might be thinking I have been busy making lots of nice things. That wasn't the case. 

A year or so ago, I chopped the tops off two fingers in a multi tasking disaster. However a nice plastic surgeon mended them for me. 

That wasn't my finest moment for sure. I'm getting back into doing a little more now.

Some tool box restorations and I enjoy fettling old axes.

Bear with me while I try to fathom out blogger on android.