I love hand tools, especially old ones that have great aesthetic beauty. Iím
truly amazed at some of the artistry displayed by long ago craftsmen that made
their own tools. They must have taken great pride in their work to invest the
considerable time it must have taken to build and embellish their tools. I like
to think they did it as an expression of their skills and their "eye" for
something beautiful. It seems that until recently the idea of a manufacturing a
hand tool that is also a thing of beauty (or just a hand tool at all) was an
anachronism. Thankfully there has been a renewed interest in hand tools in the
last few years. With this renewed interest come many new (and old) makers of
fine hand tools.
Since most of the antique tools that I admire are unavailable or out of my
means (or often just donít exist) Iíve begun making them for myself. Iíve found
that it is an extremely enjoyable and challenging hobby. I hope you enjoy
looking at some of my projects.
Damascus Mitre Plane (New)
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