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Rosie the Riveter


Yesterday I dropped my hand plane and damaged it and since it was a old one, I have decided that maybe I need to replace it with a new one. So, after many hours of research I found myself on the "Lie-Neilson" website looking at small block planes. As I was looking through the company history I saw these remarkable photos of ladies taking a wood working class...and they were way cool!
 Much like the women who made America's ships, tanks and planes during the 1940's as the men were gone of to World War II, these modern day versions of "Rosie" show us what they can do with hand tools and skill, These ladies are great!




It would be great to spend an afternoon with these women in the shop,  I sure what like to see what they are doing and making, there are kinda fascinating!

Look at this lady below, She is wonderful! she is taking a wood working class of some type that I read the tool company gives during  summer months, it looks like a really cool workshop class, I think its really cool and she has top notch work!


Well, back to looking for a block plane to make guitar necks, the ones at Lie Nielsen are really nice tools, the sure look like the cats meow, I need a block plane and am thinking of trying one of theirs, Plus they are made right here in the USA, that's the most important selling point for me... if you have some free time check them out, http://www.lie-nielsen.com/block-planes/small-block-planes/