Modern apprentices sometimes fail to see the beauty and subtlety of vintage hand tools. To fully appreciate a given craft, one must take a moment to look at the tools employed by gnarled and calloused hands that held the implements.
Vintage hand tools that helped create an antique item are awe-inspiring in their own right. Place your hand on the grip of a vintage planer and feel it smoothly glide across a plank of wood. Vintage hand tools can now be a rather big business.
A popular collector's hobby today, tools can be worth quite a sum if in excellent shape. A collection of tools may just transport you back to when building something took a little longer, but was always done with superior quality and craftsmanship.