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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 05-28-2016 01:32 AM 1408 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it was one of those times that Facebook was actually helpful. I was going north to Amish country with my SO for two days and someone from one of the FB groups I’m in linked a blog post from 2014 I think. It was about a tool place near where we were going to be, along with a few pics. My SO was game to let me check it out, so we did. And boy was I glad! Dan is a very nice guy and took a few moments to make recommendations to this new hand tool worker and chat about how he came across the few items I had ‘rescued’. He is a total unplugged woodworker, with his workshop being on the backside of the tool store.

I believe he told me it was a bed. He told me they do offer classes – when they aren’t busy, and right now he’s backed up by a bit. He also recommended the best ice cream place in town when I was finished to make up for what I’d spent in his shop. I only made it through the main level of the store, there’s more planes and toolboxes in the basement from what the sign and Dan said. Here’s a few of the pics I managed in between Wow’s:

So if you’re ever looking for somewhere to go hide out in Amish country, I’d highly recommend this place. it’s located at 144 W Jackson St. Millersburg, Ohio.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 05-28-2016 03:17 AM

I’d go there …but I’d be divorced…..WOW!!!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 05-29-2016 03:13 AM

I’m thinking this is a definite stop on my next trip east.

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#3 posted 05-29-2016 11:35 AM

Thanks for the pics, Beka! Wonder if I can get lost enough to find this place on the way to Virginia…

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 02:17 AM

An amazing hand tool store and ice cream? Can’t go wrong there…

I like that he gave a tour also.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 07:26 PM

No tour, JC – unless it’s self guided – there were only two of us in the shop when I entered – I believe Dan was downstairs helping someone else out.

Pics of my tool store stash – they probly won’t be right side up but I’ll try

Mallet – since they cherry stock Marty gave me won’t just turn itself into a mallet – it’s on the top five of my list to make in the new shop.

Marking gauge – Dan (store owner) talked me into a two pin over a one pin. The adjustment for the secondary pin is kinda neat

12 in combo square because I need one – locking screw is tight – needs some cleaning – supposedly a Stanley

Last but not least a Bailey #5. Already in the process of being cleaned. :)

And yes, my tool cleaning table needs cleaned :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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