Belated #HandToolThursday!

We've been so busy prepping for WIA, I completely forgot to cover the #handtoolthursday posts from the last three weeks! I'm a slacker, but I promise the products at WIA will be worth it! Here is a look back at my last few weeks of #handtoolthursday posts. I'm proud to say that with each successive week, the contributions almost double over the previous week. We are up to over 700 total posts on Instagram alone!! It's starting to cross over into Facebook and Twitter as well. Let's keep the momentum going strong!

 

Here is a set of 19th century blacksmith made dividers. I picked these up in a large craigslist score a year ago. I use them on almost every job I perform. 

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Next up is my prized Stanley 66 beading plane. Almost all of the nickel plating is intact. The moveable fence is still there as well, along with the original Sweetheart blade.  

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This 24" Starrrett level was part of the same craigslist score in which I picked up those dividers mentioned earlier. About 85% of the japanning remains. It has some patina, but is still straight and true as the day it was made. 

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Since the last few weeks have been crammed with WIA prep work, it was only fitting that one of my posts involved my Moxon Hardware kits. Here are 32 kits boxed and ready to be shipped off to North Carolina. Damn things are heavy!

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And last, but not least, a comparison shot of a Stanley #5 and my newly acquired Clifton #5. Only time will tell how well this Cliton plane will work. If it's fit and finish are any type of indication, this plane should be a worthwhile addition to my tool collection. I will be bringing it to WIA, so stop by and make some shavings with us! Next #handtoolthursday falls on the setup day for WIA. I'm sure there will be some interesting pictures getting posted that day! I look forward to seeing them all!!

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