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About Old Sneelock's Workshop

As a trained welder, electrician, machinist, toolmaker, carpenter, plumber, and amateur mason I have managed to remain employed and somewhat supported my wife and son. My current status is Master Bodger at Old Sneelock's Workshop where with the finest in old, new, recycled, and purchased material I maintain our household in a style to which we become accustomed to. Old tools of every type and purpose have been an interest ever since my father gave me my first brace and bit. His purpose was to let me drill holes in the ground with the safer unpowered drill rather than trying to sneak off with his power drill, but it started there and just kept going. These days I spend more time restoring chisels, drill bits, planes and saws than anything else. If's a good feeling to bring a tool back to useful condition and I learn new ways to do things with every project.

The Angelus

Originally posted on Tales of the Troubadour:
The Angelus One of the hallmarks of a true troubadour is that he sings his stories while he plays a musical instrument. (I say “he” but as a female I would have been…

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Take a Walk With Me

Originally posted on Tales of the Troubadour:
According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, a troubadour is a lyric poet of southern France, northern Spain, and northern Italy.  The word troubadour is a French form derived from the word trobar, “to find,” “to…

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Take a Walk With Me

Take a Walk With Me. A New Beginning.

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Welcome to Old Sneelock’s Workshop

Boiling wood is mentioned as a way to prevent cracking without waiting for air drying or taking the risk of kiln drying. I can’t provide any insight on boiling wood but I did do a run of bowls that I … Continue reading

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Locking the door to my world.

Trying to comment on any of the Word Press topics is a frustrating pain in the ass. I log in with my password and open my Word Press account. Then before I can comment I have to log in with … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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