Once Son Mark and his cousin Steve Helms came back from a trip with the pickup loaded with farm stuff from a farm auction. I saw a ‘Manual Size or Sycle ‘on the truck with wooden forks above the blade. I said I have never seen one of those, it must be an antique.
My BIL Sonny Helms was known to say in his later years, “That cannot be an antique, I used one of them.” He said the same that day, but I don’t remember what he called it. Some of you farmers will know the name. I couldn’t find a good picture, but I think these workers are using them:
I have been pretty busy in my play area. I have been restoring antiques. I laughed when MA said in her blog, when at first you do not succeed TRy again. I read that just after I noticed the top of the Buffet Cabinet I am working on would have to be stripped again. So I did: Here it is now:
But I am most proud of two hand made antiques. An end table and night stand. The Night stand here:
Is solid walnut made from rough lumber planed and built by a 13 year old kid:
This is the end table, it is soft white pine built by the same kid in Shop class, Valdese, NC High School:
Those have been in several families’ homes. Both had about 5 coats of different color paints and many repairs over the years.
It is hard to think I am restoring antiques that I made myself. LOL Most amazing is that they are still around after being passed around the Siblings and parents homes.
I also did something for me. I covered my work table with this pretty excess blue formica from son Mark. I needed some color. LOL