Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s School is filled to the rafters with vintage hand tools, bacon-powered machinery, solid workbenches, piles of wood and more (you can read about the school in Christopher’s Schwarz’s August 2009 “Great Woodshops” article). And just about everywhere you look, there are also curiosities. While I was at the school to assist in Christopher Schwarz’s “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” class, I took photographs of some of the interesting oddities, and asked Roy to give me one sentence or so on each. Below are the top 10.
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