It was great to meet up with a few of the local gang. I suspect that they all managed to get to the old tools section before hand and buy all the best items. All I came away with was a very nice steel hand vice.
Highlights of the show was getting together with Terry Gordon (where I managed to help sell my friend Peter a round bottomed spokeshave – actually I didn’t have to try very hard as they work so well) and had a chance to play with the new HNT Gordon planes. These are an addition to the range and sport Norris-type adjusters with a 55 degree bed. In the flesh they are really attractive and, of course, they work extremely well.
Colen Clenton was also there. He is such a nice guy. And of course he builds the best marking gauges and squares in the world. I doubt that I will get an argument on that. Needless to say I bought a 6″ square in Ebony and brass …. mmmmm…..
Later I had a little fun at the LN stand playing with some of the new tools and demonstrating a few of the planes. I came away with one of the new joinery floats (for trimming tenons):
Regards from Perth