Well…it wasn’t a train. It was Trent in a van. He kindly brought a slew of tools from Alexander’s up here. So now I will pick the boxes one by one, open them & sort the tools for selling here on the blog. Drawknives, spokeshaves, wooden planes, metal planes. chisels. Braces. Bunch of stuff. Should have the first batch in a week or so…
11 thoughts on “People get ready, there’s a train a’comin’”
Ahhh I want. Excited.
Strictly speaking, the word is “Slough.” Which I thought meant a quagmire, as in “The Slough of Despond.” But perhaps I’m wrong.
Slough! Nice word, apropos, but not slew. Slew is actually a whole mess of something. Slough is a myre mess or a mental state of unrest – a different sort of mess. Slew and slue can both mean to swerve or veer; and when slough is pronounced unlike slew or slue – when your dog brings up Pilgrims Progress for.instance – it can mean to avoid in a different way; as in “to slough off”. Very cool citation, haven’t uaed the word in ages, and always as slough off; the befuddled despondence is a constant state of mind.
Yikes! So what do you do in your spare time Follansbee?
Speaking of Alexander, looks like you’re ready to build some more ladderback chairs, judging by the rack of drying bent pieces in the background.
How does one buy any of this? I’d love a wooden fore or jointer plane.
Daniel – if you aren’t subscribed to the blog, you can sign up so you get an email when I post anything. I will be selling the tools in small bunches as time allows. First group probably later this week…then it’s first-come, first-served. There’s jointers, smoothing planes, hollows & rounds & more.
Those slats look like they are for shaved post slatbacks for the Plantation. See our article in American Furniture for 2008.
oo, oo! pick me! pick me!
Thank you for the heads-up. Maybe luck will shine on me this time.
Good to see this happening.