Tag Archives: Modern Traditional Tools

Golden Spirals and Ever Evolving Workbench Designs

Some of you might recall how back in January, I’d published a 3D model for a workbench I’d been considering building. Its benchtop featured a highly flexible clamping system comprised of Kreg Klamp Traks. The basic idea was to have … Continue reading

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Modern Square Nails: Some Late Afternoon Messing About

Okay, here’s one of those annoying articles of mine, where I do quite a bit of thinking out loud. My last few postings were all fairly well polished, so I think I’m entitled now to at least one intervening stream-of-consciousness … Continue reading

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Elegant Brass Tools

Call me odd if you will, but I generally prefer things that are traditional, simple, functional, well-made, and elegant. Hand tools exhibiting these qualities are particularly important to me, and they need not be antiques to embody the craftsmanship often … Continue reading

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Nouveau Heirloom Gimlet

Often, I find myself inventing tools. Not original tools, per sé, but some combination of existing tools and other items allowing me to perform routine tasks efficiently. Here’s an account of one such attempt that worked well. I like traditional … Continue reading

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