I have been meaning to write about Grandfathers tool box for quite a while and never got around to doing a post.
My grandfather made the tool box that held his tools of trade.
My Grandfather was born in 1875. His occupation was a Wheel Wright. A Wheel Wright makes carriages, buggies and other horse drawn wagons. I have some faint recollections of my Grandfather taking me to the cornershop walking down the street holding my hand. I was quite small as Grandfather died when I was 4, seven days after my birthday.
In my fathers workshop, there was an old toolbox where all manner of woodworking tools were kept. Some of the tools had grandfathers initials on them JRTD. When my father passed away, grandfathers tool box came to me complete with his tools and some of my dads.
I still go into the tool box to get some of those old tools to use on my projects in the shed. Having these tools, my hands holding the tools my grandfather and father held, working the wood gives my lots of joy.
Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 5: Count Chimneys
There are lots
Some are in a line
This one is quite tall
There are others that can look quite fierce
Or even like Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly, for those who are perplexed, was a notorious bushranger, an Australian rural outlaw of the 19th Century.
Kelly made a suit of armour
In 1879 – the year before the Glenrowan siege and Ned’s ultimate capture – the Kelly gang began constructing the suits of armour from mouldboards, the thick metal parts of a farmer’s plough * More on Ned Kelly