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Blog series by ElroyD updated 05-17-2018 02:03 PM 3 parts 3196 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: 18th Century Striking Knife

03-22-2018 07:35 PM by ElroyD | 6 comments »

One of my long-term goals as a wood worker is to create an 18th Century shop for myself. One of my other hobbies is reenacting, where I take part in events replicating and remembering life during the American War of Independence. Specifically, I belong to a unit that bases our impression on the men that lived and fought in and around the Lake Champlain region of Vermont/New York during the year 1777. In addition to battle reenactments, we also occasionally do “lifestyles” event...

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Part 2: My First Wood Bodied Plane!

04-08-2018 11:27 PM by ElroyD | 3 comments »

I found my first wood bodied plane, picked up today at a Whitehall, NY antiques store for about $16. There is some cracking in the body, but the sole looks good (maybe a very slight twist that can be flattened). The mouth isn’t overly chipped or broken. The tote fell off when I picked it up the second time to look at it, but that’s easily fixed (and allowed me a peek inside to see the manufacturing process). The maker’s stamps on the toe read “Eayrs & Co. Makers Na...

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Part 3: The Two Foot Rule

05-17-2018 02:03 PM by ElroyD | 2 comments »

Last weekend, while out for a Sunday drive (except it was Saturday), I pulled into an “antiques” (junk?) shop that I had passed many times before over the years. Every time I had driven by in the past, I thought to myself “I should stop in there sometime.” For some reason on this day, I actually did. My nine year-old daughter and I went in to look around while my wife decided to stay in the van with the rest of the kids. My daughter has been binge-watching “...

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