Today my wife, son and I are headed to the International Antiques and Collectibles Show. I am on the hunt for some antique tools. I am mainly looking for some hand planes maybe a couple of hand drills and pretty much any other thing I can find. I am really looking forward to this. I am hoping to find some good deals and can’t wait to restore these tools back to pristine condition. It will also give me a chance especially with the hand planes to hone (you guys see what I did there) my sharpening skills. I can honestly say when I was a kid I never thought I would look forward going to antique show. My how a little bit of time changes things.
I am kind of on this hand tool kick and want to get some of the older tools to give them a whirl. I am a huge fan of Roy Underhill he is an amazing craftsman. I can only hope to achieve half the skill that he has gained over his years of woodworking. He has a school in Durham and I really hope to be able to take some classes with him and some of his other instructors. I hate that I live 3.5hrs away. I however will not let that stop me.
Anyway… I have been told that it is time to get ready and go…. I will post any great finds that I happen upon.Have a Great Day!