Sunday, June 19, 2011

What a Fathers Day haul!

Absolutely amazing generosity! I was floored when I unwrapped my Father's Day gift. Pleasantly so obviously. The details: A 4" Hamilton Marking Gauge in stunning African Blackwood, absolutely beautiful. The new Veritas Dual Marking Gauge, such a nice, heavy, quality tool. 3 Auriou Rasp; a 10" Cabinet Makers Rasp, grain 9; a 6" Modeller's Rasp, grain 15; and a 6" Round Rasp, grain 13. I had put the three rasp on my Christmas list ( never too early to start one of those :) ) so I was really surprised when all 3 showed up on Father's Day. Never tried a hand stitched rasp before but I can't wait to put them to use on some saw handles. Thank you so much to my wonderful wife (and to my girls, although I don't think they knew what they got me till I opened the box :) ).

Oh, and if all that wasn't enough, the day before Father's Day my step dad brought me a pristine Stanley 71 router plane with all 3 cutters, throat closing foot, depth gauge,
and fence. This thing looks like it MAY have been used once. A router plane had been on my short list for quite a while. Check. Looks like a type 13 best I can tell. Also included in his bag of goodies were a BUNCH of brace bits, including a 24, 22, 20, 18, and 17, and 5 expansion bits of various sizes, all in virtually new condition, and two old braces. Thanks David.

Needless to say, it was a great Father's Day. You guys sure know how to feed the tool addiction. :)


Vic Hubbard said...

You'll have to let me know your thoughts in those rasps when you get to use them.

baconj said...

I'll definitely let you know. The only rasp I've ever used were Nicholson's. I've heard so much good about the Auriou's and how much better hand stitched rasp are. We'll see. I'm betting these will be the last rasp I ever have to buy. Well, not like I had to buy these. :)