Make a little progress, get a little back ache... So a non-workshop day, however I didn't tell you about the irony, did I? Spent a good deal of Saturday moving tools from one surface to another while first one and then another piece of workshop "furniture" was relocated and while so doing I positively swore I'd never buy another tool.
On Sunday I came home with these:
What can I say? First decent chisels and saws I've seen in months and the thirsty traveller in the desert doesn't walk by the first oasis on the off-chance there'll be a better one further along. Spent more than I would have done not long ago too, but the way things are round here... Anyway, not a bad Spear & Jackson "Spearior" 22" 10pt panel saw, I Sorby 12" back saw (gotta love the Mr Punch mark on I Sorby stuff) and as yet unidentified 3/8", 1/2" and 1" bevel-edged chisels - I'll take no money on one of them being a Marples. As it happens there's an interesting coincidence there. A few years ago I got a pile of stuff from a character called Archer (lots of "R J Archer" stamps on everything). Well no prizes for guessing the owner's mark on one of the chisel handles. Small world, Cornwall.