Restoration on a Shoestring

Tools need love too

Periodically I check the free section of Craigslist.  Competition is fierce so I don’t generally have high expectations but it’s good to see what’s out there every now and then. … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s that time of year…

Updates have been kind of slow lately – the last part of winter wasn’t very active for restoration projects but spring has brought back the many yard sales, auctions, and … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

What a difference a Router can make

I’m getting down to the last few scraps of my Chestnut lumber and decided I’d like to finish off the pile by making a display case as the final project. … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Trade Stimulator

I came across this “Slot Machine” in an antique store in 2012 and scooped it up for $30.  I love early mechanical or “coin op” pieces and have always wanted … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Six-Board Blanket Chest

I have an obsession with old boxes.  I don’t know why, I’m not sure where it came from but I probably have more boxes in my house than a UHaul … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clarks Spool Cabinet

For my first post, I’ve chosen one of my all time favorites.  This type of cabinet, known as a spool cabinet, could be found in just about any general store … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment