The museum is accumulating quite a large collection of vintage tools and we need help!
With the exception of saws and some misc chisels we will be using only vintage tools - that's right, if it's less than approx 75 yrs old it will not be in the classroom. That said I have a LOT of cleaning that needs to be done on them before they are put into student use. Therefore I am arranging to have a tool party!.. no floaties required.
I will have all of the tools treated for rust and one week-end this Early Fall we will take over the the Archaeology Lab (Thanks Julie, Cliff & David!) and get them all clean, sharpened and tuned. It seems like a lot of work (around 100 hand planes alone) but I will share some tips to make quick work of it and we will have a good time just getting to know other traditional woodworkers in the area.
Those attending will get A LOT of experience sharpening in a very small amount of time! lol
The tools we will be working on are Planes, Moulding Planes (maybe), Chisels, Hatchets, Squares, etc.
For those that come out for a full day be it the Sat or Sun I will give them free admission to the Primitive Lumbering Class.
Also, I am still looking for smalls! If you have any of the very necessary tools for a beginning student such as marking knives, dividers, marking gauges, or really any tools you are willing to donate or sell to the museum for a reasonable price please contact me.
I can not tell you how important this work is and how much I will appreciate any help you all can give.
I will further advise by News Letter and this post when a date for this is established. I need to round up a few more planes and many more chisels before we begin. I believe we shall be able to get them all taken care of in one week-end. If not we will schedule a second day.
Please use the contact form at right to volunteer or for more information.