Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Antique, Vintage and Handmade Woodworking Tools

[Update March 2016: The site is no longer in operation]

I never thought I'd see the day that I'd be impressed by tools that did not have a version number on them, let alone that required me to use anything other than a keyboard! (and risk hurting my hands!!! Gasp!)

My nephew restores and sells antique, vintage and handmade woodworking tools and we've just finished his web site.
The site is all about woodworking and related vintage, handmade tools.

I must say, I am very impressed with the quality of the photos he's taken, not to mention the final look of the tools.

There are tools there that are an absolute mystery to me!
What on earth is a Wooden Plane??? I thought that was what the Brits flew in WW2!

What about a Myrtle Spindle Turning Pack???
What version is it? Does it have a USB port?
When is its next service pack coming out? Does it run under Vista (well, does anyone care about vista?)

Woodworking tools are another world altogether!
Though I enjoyed putting the site together, I got a headache from trying to figure out what they all do.

I think I'll stick to my keyboard and *software* tools!

Best of luck Luban!

ps: IE6 sucks!
pps: Many thanks to the jQuery guys; it is one of the best tools I've come across for quite a while.
ppps: Smarty for PHP is one cool tool! Check it out.
pppps: Did I say IE6 sucks? Thank the gods for Firefox and Opera kicking Microsnuff's backside and forcing them to update that most pathetic, bug-ridden piece of software!