Had to go to the big city today, so decided to combine that with a
stop at my favorite used book store. Good thing, because otherwise the
day would have been a total bummer.
Got three woodworking related books, in as new condition.
American Folk toys, got some neat toys, some I mad when I was a kid, and
some I've never ran across before.
A Museum Of Early American Tools, by Eric Sloane. Very neat. There are
tools I actually used when I was a kid, now they'd be called antiques,
and probably be considered too valuable to use. Back then they were
just old tools, that did the job. Then there are other tools I've seen,
but ver used myself. And some I've never seen, or heard of. Very neat.
I've got at least one other of his books.
Then got a copy of Northwoods Furniture. Primarily got this one because
it has plans for a very nice bent wood rocker. Got plans for a tree
limb rocker too, but you'd never catch me making one of those.
The Northwoods Furniture book lists at $25. I paid a total of $17+
for these three, plus some 'reading' books. So, all in all, not too bad
The best thing about a good used book store is you can find way out
of print books, for very low prices. And they're usually a lot more
interesting and informative then most of the new books out now.
What is life without challenge and a constant stream of new
- Peter Egan