This is my "Bailey" Jointer Plane. It dates somewhere in the early 1900's (pre-1935 for sure). Belonged to my great grandfather Sterling Jones.
It's not worth much other than the sentimental value. Love the simplicity of the design and the used patina of the steel and wood. He was a Freemason and I think these ... continue reading
We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
Since I couldn’t choose my wife, kids or my French Bulldog, I choose my latest surfboard, which I received from our marketing director’s husband, Florian Saylor, who is a shaper in Los Angeles. The purpose in starting Freenote was to create an apparel company with a heartbeat where we all know exactly where the ... continue reading
This is a 1938 Gibson Mastertone passed down from my father last year with a case that has been covered in Bill Monroe Bluegrass stickers and tickets since the mid 70's. My mother actually went into labor with me while they were at the show in 1979. I used to sit in the case listening to my parents jam at house parties ... continue reading
My whole life growing up as a maker of things, I never really followed any rules or learned the right way of doing something. I would pick up a tool and not know what it was or what it was for, although I’d still use it in whatever way I could. This old chisel set handed down to me by my friends’ grandfather was ... continue reading
My father has always been one to impart wisdom to me in subtle ways he knows I will eventually pick up on. When I was 14, he gave me this trick lock that he picked up on a trip to India. I spent hours trying to figure it out - granted this was in the days before the internet when I could have just looked up the solution. ... continue reading