Haven't been in the workshop at all this year. 2013 clearly stinks, but then what d'you expect when it has a 13 in it? Shouldn't we be superstitiously skipping this one? Or maybe calling it 2012b?
Oh, right. Happy New Year, gentle reader. Hope you're enjoying it and had a ball over Christmas and all that jazz. However, that is not why I'm here.
Back in the early stages of the Epic Advent Posting Madness of 2012 (aka 2012a), I wrote of one of my old tool buying encounters. As these things sometimes do, this resulted in a follow up from a reader.
Pete R is in the research stages of a book on Bristol plane makers, and thus zeroed in on the remembrances of Greenslade's of that city. Alas, I have no further information, but this seemed like as good a place as any to flag up that he's currently researching journeyman plane makers, but would presumably be interested in any information on the plane makers of Bristol, if anyone out there has any. A long shot, I know, but it's funny how folks wander along with all sorts of knowledge and we might as well tap it as not.
If you have anything, drop me an email or a message in the comments box, and I'll put you in touch with Pete.