"Yeah, It's all fun and games until someone cuts the cheese"

It all started as a joke. My friend, Robert Porter, who owns Old Handtool Shop ( https://oldhandtool.com/) posted on his facebook page a contest notice, "Most creative action shot with a plane" or something like that in some attempt to generate some photos for his page and I assume some traffic as well. He had a panel of judges who would be doing the evaluations and naming the winner in a week and to whom would go a magnificent prize. Now, I am very creative and I can take pictures as good as anyone with an iphone. I'm sure that the idea was to get some great "action" shots, which I'm also good at as I keep telling myself in order to build confidence. But why stick to the ordinary photos o

100 years of Stanley Sweetheart (A Valentine's Day Tribute)

I 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sweetheart Line of Stanley products, yep, 100 years. I'm not sure why but we plane collectors, Stanley specific, seem to revere the products that the Staley Works turned out beginning in 1919 and continuing in the USA until about 1933, longer in Canada. I have one of each size. The mystique of the SW logo is interesting and we all seem to pay more attention to the Stanley SW planes than others. But why? Well, my interpretation is pretty simple the post merger period of Stanley R&L/Stanley Works between 1919 and 1933 is considered by a lot of folks to be Stanley's golden era of development, production and internationalization. (is that a word?) Throu

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