Old Tools For Sale: Thanksgiving Edition

Good Morning!

By the time this post goes out there will be 70+ new old tools on my For Sale Page. It’s a good mix of usable hand tools from bench planes, to molders, chisels, saws, and more. I hope you find something you like. As always, if you have any questions or want to purchase an item please contact me.

Since it is Thanksgiving this Thursday, I think it’s a good time to take a moment to thank all of you for your ongoing support and patronage. While I’ve been selling old tools for several years, it was almost exactly one year ago today this hobby turned into a true business. Just before Thanksgiving last year, Chris Schwarz mentioned my site on his blog, resulting in an avalanche of new customers. Since then I’ve been lucky to have a number of other folks recommend me to friends, students, and fellow woodworkers. I appreciate all of your comments, referrals, and most of all, your loyalty.

While I thoroughly enjoy selling tools, this business is also keeping us afloat in this crummy economy. My day job is in the IT industry working for a software company. For almost four years, since the financial troubles of 2008, we’ve all been partially laid-off, working only part-time. It’s been frustrating, but at least I have a job which in this economic climate is not something to take for granted. So I spend my furlough days and many late nights (it’s close to 2am as I write this) selling tools and helping to make ends meet. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m lucky to have such loyal and enthusiastic customers.

Thank you all for your support, and thanks for reading.

-Josh

Good Morning!

By the time this post goes out there will be 70+ new old tools on my For Sale Page. It’s a good mix of usable hand tools from bench planes, to molders, chisels, saws, and more. I hope you find something you like. As always, if you have any questions or want to purchase an item please contact me.

Since it is Thanksgiving this Thursday, I think it’s a good time to take a moment to thank all of you for your ongoing support and patronage. While I’ve been selling old tools for several years, it was almost exactly one year ago today this hobby turned into a true business. Just before Thanksgiving last year, Chris Schwarz mentioned my site on his blog, resulting in an avalanche of new customers. Since then I’ve been lucky to have a number of other folks recommend me to friends, students, and fellow woodworkers. I appreciate all of your comments, referrals, and most of all, your loyalty.

While I thoroughly enjoy selling tools,  this business is also keeping us afloat in this crummy economy. My day job is in the IT industry working for a software company. For almost four years, since the financial troubles of 2008, we’ve all been partially laid-off, working only part-time. It’s been frustrating, but at least I have a job which in this economic climate is not something to take for granted.  So I spend my furlough days and many late nights (it’s close to 2am as I write this) selling tools and helping to make ends meet. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m lucky to have such loyal and enthusiastic customers.

Thank you all for your support, and thanks for reading.

-Josh

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event Recap

Two weeks ago I attended the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Manchester, CT. I mentioned this on my blog and invited you to stop by and say hi. A number of you asked for a report so here it goes, complete with pictures.

Two weeks ago I attended the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Manchester, CT. I mentioned this on my blog and invited you to stop by and say hi. A number of you asked for a report so here it goes, complete with pictures.

The two day event was a huge success for me. I went there with high hopes but almost no expectations.  My idea was to setup a few tables of tools for sale and set out some tools from my own shop to demonstrate. Having never setup at an event like this my goals were simply to meet a few of my customers I had previously only communicated with by email, and perform a few demonstrations without making a fool of myself. Along the way I hoped to sell some tools as well.

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New Old Tools For Sale Today

Good Morning!

I finished adding about 80 new tools to my For Sale page tonight (actually at this point it’s very early in the morning). It’s a mix of good, usable tools including molding planes, bench planes (including a few from Lie-Nielsen), chisels, handsaws, and the usual mix of other fun stuff. This message will go out in the morning and you can take a look. I hope you find something you like.If you have any questions or would like to purchase a tool please Contact Me.

Thanks for reading!

-Josh

Good Morning!

I finished adding about 80 new tools to my For Sale page tonight (actually at this point it’s very early in the morning). It’s a mix of good, usable tools including molding planes, bench planes (including a few from Lie-Nielsen), chisels, handsaws, and the usual mix of other fun stuff. This message will go out in the morning and you can take a look. I hope you find something you like.If you have any questions or would like to purchase a tool please Contact Me.

Thanks for reading!

-Josh

A Visit From the Sawyer

I had a visit from a local sawyer on Monday to help cut some logs. I snapped some photos along the way and wrote up a quick story.

More tools coming later this week!

Thanks for reading,

-Josh

Hello everyone!

The freak October snow storm hit us especially hard here in Connecticut. The snow fell fast and piled up to more than a foot at our house. It was a wet, heavy snow that stuck to everything. Most of the trees still had their leaves  which resulted in lots of snow build-up. The heavy limbs broke and took entire trees down. The damage was incredible- dar worse than the hurricane that hit less than two months ago. We lost power and utilities for five days. There are still several tens of thousands without power in the towns north of us. Overall we fared very well. We lost several trees but sustained no damage to our home. After the hurricane, which left us without power or water for seven days, we invested in a good inverter/generator so this time we had water, lights, and some basics. Our wood stove, as always, kept the house warm. Again, we were very lucky.

Yesterday I had a visit from a local sawyer I found. Back in August we had some tree work done on our property to remove some of the more hazardous trees that were too close to the house for me to cut myself. I’m good with a chainsaw but I won’t cut any decent size trees within a tree length of the house. We were left with close to five cords of firewood on the ground and six decent logs that I wanted to have sawn.

Logs
Logs Waiting to be Sawn

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