Tag Archives: pecan wood

Names on Tools: Past and Future Owners

Awhile back, I published a post about vintage tools with previous owners’ names on them. While it’s fun to imagine (and sometimes deduce) the character of the men who owned and used these tools before they came into my hands, … Continue reading

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Building Two Saws: Part 1

This week, I began building two saws, each with a different story behind it.  First, the stories. Story #1 A few months ago, my next-door neighbor was cleaning out her shed and threw out a lot of junk.  My oldest … Continue reading

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Spalt!

It all began back in 2009 when a neighbor was having a pecan tree taken down.  I came over to watch the arborist at work, and I asked if I could have part of the trunk.  He kindly dropped a … Continue reading

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Tool Chest: Framing and Planing

In my previous post, I introduced my plans for a new tool chest.  Now the building has begun. It took me a day and a half to get this far: The outside dimensions are 34″ wide, 20″ tall, and 20″ … Continue reading

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