On Other Matters
build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be
for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be
such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let
us think...that a time is to come when those (heirlooms)
will be held sacred because our hands have touched them,
and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and
wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for
us." - John Ruskin.
Recent Comments from Visitors
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have been extremely informative and entertaining. In the
past year I've rehabilitated my Dad's Stanley No. 5 and
I've got a No. 7 back in working order, although it
still needs some refining. So I've gotten comfortable
working with the metal planes and I'm really enjoying
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However, I was recently given a Stanley No. 27 that
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throat has been so abused that I wasn't sure that an
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