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A Peek at Sindelar's Traveling Tool Museum

Tool collector John Sindelar sent us some photos of the traveling tool museum he’s bringing to Woodworking in America. If you signed up for the classes at WIA, then admission to the show’s Marketplace and Sindelar’s museum is included.

If you’re just coming to the Marketplace, your $7 ticket gets you in to see more than 70 vendors (here’s a list) and all these amazing tools.

Read more about the traveling tool museum here.

– Christopher Schwarz

6 thoughts on “A Peek at Sindelar's Traveling Tool Museum

  1. John

    Wow a traveling tool museum! That is great. I live near Amish country in Ohio and it’s always amazing to see some of the tools they use.

  2. Jeff Burks

    That particular silver trowel was supposed to be presented to Alexander Whitelaw Esq. (M.P. of Glasgow) by the Harbour Trustees of Ayr, Scotland on 19th Sept 1876. Whitelaw was asked to preside over the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ayr Harbour project (he was unable to attend due to sickness). There were several silver trowels given out at this ceremony as was common practice in that era.

    The ceremony description and speeches are documented in the book:
    History of the Mother lodge, Kilwinning. (pgs 300-313)
    You can read the entire text on Google Books if you are so inclined.

  3. Paul

    I’m going to have to add that chest to my "must build it" bucket list. Any chance of running a tape measure over it for dimensions, Chris?

  4. Doug F.

    I doubt it, Kari, but I’d be willing to bet that the WIA t-shirt booth is located at the exit of the museum for those who need dry clothes.

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