Saturday, June 27, 2009

July 27


My husband loves woodworking and has collected some old tools. This is part of his collection of old planes. They were were used to shave rough edges down. Planes are still used today, but the new ones are metal. I like to see these old tools and imagine the hands that used them and what they were used to make.

6 comments:

Susan said...

What a nice collection of old planes.
Susan

Christina said...

A very nice collection!

sara said...

what a neat collection!! I used to collect old irons, but it got a bit heavy as much as we move!

bentonflocke said...

fantastic collection and a great hobby!!

Great shot!!

Cherdecor said...

It looks like a pretty plain collection to me! =) I wonder where he found all of these? It is a great collection!

Iona said...

My father was a carpenter long before power tools. He used a hand plane frequently. We kids loved to play with the curls of wood the plane produced. My oldest brother tells the tale that my father could hand-saw two pieces of wood and fit them together so well one could hardly tell where they met as the seam was hard to discern. Personally, I would think these wooden hand planes would be easier to handle than one of metal.