A workbench and vise are the first, last and most important tools without which all others would be only half as useful.
Aldren A. Watson, Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings, 1982
Sorry for the bright photos, I didn't have time this afternoon to take any pics, but today was spent re-installing some old shelves to hold planes, etc., and a new tool rack.
Space in my studio is at a premium, my plan is to empty the tool chest and get it off the studio floor, I am tired of walking around it. It was nice to build a shelf box to display my joiner and jack planes!
(Yes, that is a photo of me playing my guitar at a Chris Parkening master class at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana back in August 1980!)
As much as I love my tool chest, a tool rack gives immediate access to certain hand tools. Another set of shelves will be built and I need to figure out where to put the drawknives and hand saws! This shot shows only half of the chisels that I own and use, I have too many tools! And the Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors meeting is next Sunday! I am doomed!
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