Oh man in my plumb bob searches I stumbled upon this old chalk line on eBay and had to snag it! They listed it as Chinese but I’ve seen carved examples like this from Japan (and I’m sure other countries as well) in my vintage tool books but never in the wild! This may be the coolest thing I own??? #vintagetools#shoplifeyo! #chalkline#chalkbox
Because I don’t have enough stuff, I’ve decided to start collecting plumb bobs 😬. @ecbp500 thinks it’s hilarious for some reason? Anyway, here is the meager beginnings of my collection (minus the ones I occasionally use in the work truck) Check your sheds. If you have any to part with on the cheap I’d be interested! #theoldcrankyworkshop#shoplifeyo! #fancyfarm#lafermette#plumbbob
I’ve been meaning to post these pics (sorry for the poor quality) of @ecbp500’s finished pieces in the collaborative show that opened in the Commerce Bank Bldg. a couple of weeks ago. A work in response to a writer’s piece (Japanese Beetles) and a writer’s response to her finished work (Weeds.) #coppersmith#billybadass! #metalsmith#sculptressofthenight#enamel
Ok @atomicindustry, @hollywoodtuck, and @mfflannery here is my #biesemeyer copy. I made it probably 15 years ago when I got my ‘55 #Craftsman contractor saw. I am waaaaaaay too cheap so I figured I’d try my hand at making one. We had a local tool place that carried them so I went and crawled around under one one day discretely taking notes, ha! I also grabbed a brochure to work off of as this was before the days of everyone having camera in their pocket at all times. I’m not even sure we had a working computer at home??? Anyway, I “learned” woodworking by immersing myself on Saturdays watching Norm’s New Yankee Workshop while @ecbp500 and I ate lunch. The rails could be longer but it’s all I had room for at the time. It’s got a 29” rip capacity which is plenty to get to the center of a piece of plywood. #hamb? #garagejournal#shoplifeyo! #theoldcrankyworkshop
I told @ecbp500 it was a nice day and I hadn’t used the #AAA for a while so I was going to take the #heirloommerc for a drive. I didn’t quite make it the gas station before she quit 😐. Fortunately @lawrence_vintage_cycle came to the rescue! Thanks again Lucas! Had to get a pic with his ‘59 before it leaves for the great white north eh.