New tools

20150412_124910It was my birthday recently, and I thought I might show you the tools I got given. 

As you can see, I got given a quick release tail-vise, which I will be installing on the end of my new workbench (when I get around to making it, that is!)…



…and two new wood thread cutting kits. I already have a ¾” and a 1″ set, and now I have a ½” and a 1½” set. Apparently there is a 1¼” set as well, so maybe this Christmas I’ll end up with the full set (hint hint). I am most pleased with the 1½” set, as this will allow me to make my own leg vise for my new bench.


I also got a set of hake brushes, for applying shellac; a set of gimlets, for starting threads for screws; and a burnishing tool, for sharpening cabinet scrapers. Happy days!

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  1. I am enjoying your blog. But you should know the black title section up at the top stays up there all the time no matter how far down you scroll. At least on my Mac with firefox. At the magnification these eyes demand, that leaves only a few inches for your text. Thanks. John


  2. Hi John.

    Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear you are having problems.

    It doesn’t seem to be a problem for me – there’s still plenty of space below the header – but perhaps I have a different magnification.

    I’ve had a quick look to see what I can do about it and short of removing the text or the picture, which I’m reluctant to do, there doesn’t seem to be a solution. I had hoped that I could make the header scroll with the posts, but that doesn’t appear to be an option.

    Is anyone else experiencing the same issues as John?



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