truckwilkins - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 09-25-2010, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10
View truckwilkins's Photo Album My Photos
truckwilkins

been awoodworker since 1966 went to work for colonial willaimsburg when i was thirteen washing dishs and spilting out shingles by the powder magazine my dad worked for them 38yrs.me just three then went in to the marines.got out came home to the mts of nc been here ever since.started making tools for myself and then started selling them to woodcraft and other catalogs.have made around six hunderd chairs but quit when there got too many chairmakers around.hard to follow me into tool making im a pretty good blacksmith i have a degree in tool and die and my journy mans card have been in bizness for myself since 1986 worked at chairmaking partime before that.i am legally blind have been for about twenty years but i dont let that stop me from doing stuff. im developing some new tools mostly from the book the art of fine tools by sandor. ive recreated the goosewing broad hatchet on page two i just sent a sample to a certain canadien company they like it so maybe you all will be seeing it next yr. i want to get out of the production work tho my eyes wont take it any more if you know someone who mite be interested let me know. ive started onthe double calipers on page 21. then im tyhinking plane kits but like the ones in the book. not the ones like st james bay but the kind of quirky ones in the book.i build investment cast molds and have the parts cast at a foundry.i used to do some casting but the eye thing gets in the way.if you hae any ideas im always open to talking your friend truckwilkins
truckwilkins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 09-25-2010, 01:18 PM
Senior Member
 
JohnK007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Posts: 1,524
View JohnK007's Photo Album My Photos
Welcome to the forum Truck, glad to have someone with blacksmith and metal-working knowledge with us. I worked in a foundry back in the 70's for a short period of time. To this day I still remember the smell and the foundry dust. It's something that sticks with you.
JohnK007 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-28-2010, 12:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,289
View Texas Sawduster's Photo Album My Photos
Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
Texas Sawduster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome