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Leather Stitchers – improved!

Posted by is9582 on February 2, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , ,

In a recent article, I talked about the tools I purchased in order to hand-stitch some of the leather items I make. I also mentioned my family had done some forms of leather working, when I was a kid. The only stitching that we did at that time, or my family did, used leather lacing […]

Every Head needs a Cover!

Posted by is9582 on January 3, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , ,

Ok, with many places having rain/snow/wind it sounds like my title is relating to the human head, but as you probably have figured out, it isn’t. As you may have read in my last article, I spent some time to make my old Plumb hatchet cut like it was intended. If you haven’t yet read this […]

Improve a nice old Hatchet

Posted by is9582 on January 1, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , ,

I have a few different hatchets from over the years, but the one I’m most partial to (now) is one that belonged to my grandfather, and was made by Plumb for the Boy Scouts of America. I don’t know the exact date this was made, but it looks to be in the 1930-1940 range. The handle is hickory […]

Square peg in round hole – what to do?

Posted by is9582 on July 14, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , ,

I know the title may not represent the subject of this article exactly, but it’s sure awfully close. During my stay in Germany, I helped move some furniture into an old Bahnhof (train station in german), and we were successful with some, but not all. Many of the old Bahnhofs were built with external stairs, […]

Germany – return to Trier; dig a bit deeper

Posted by is9582 on July 2, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

Today we decided to head back to Trier on the train, again purchasing a full-day pass, which allows 1-5 family members to travel on the train, as many times during that period as needed/liked. On our first trip to explore Trier, there was a lot going on at their festival even though it wasn’t yet […]