Old Toolin'

Because ya never know what you might find...

Welcome to my old tools page! I've opened the content up to pretty much anything you want to contribute as long as it somehow relates to old tools.

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Making tools that are used to make tools...

Darrell LaRue has made some great floats and even lived to tell the tale!

Making tools, possibly using the tools above...

Steve Knight, maker of some really fine planes was kind enough to show us how it's done.
Darrell LaRue has come through again with a spiffy looking treadle/bow lathe. Rumor has it, he survived this project as well.
Not content to rest on his laurels, this time Darrell has come up with a really nice stair saw.
Bonerific. Really. What else needs to be said about Darrell LaRue's entry into the FOYBIPO. Once your heart starts beating again, you might want to check out his infill shoulder plane as well.
Darrell has come through again, this time with a St James Bay Tools block plane

Tool Repair, etc.

Scott Grandstaff has submitted a page of various tools that he has resurrected from various stages of decay.


View a side table that I made a while ago.
Darrell LaRue has made a magnificent sleigh bed.
This is a great posting from the oldtools list about Darrell LaRue's experience making a Windsor Chair.

Misc Stuff.

Charles Rodgers submitted this picture of a quirk router.
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