I have an unyielding love for old tools both because I can learn to fix them myself and because they make me feel as though I am part of something greater, something that has history. I often imagine the dinner tables or rocking chairs that were brought forth from these machines. I think of the families that sat around those tables and the grandsons that sat on the knees of grandpas as they rocked to and fro.

This is a 1950’s Delta Rockwell Jointer that I will be using to build our CSA farm crates. I bought it for next to nothing from an old timer in Damascus. It needs a little TLC but I am lookin’ forward to learning more about the machine and to restoring it to its’ original glory.

Tools I Love