I love old tools, old
and appropriate technology in all forms. Tools that
scream are relegated to the dark corners.
I have an old
Barnes Velocipede, a couple post drills, a treadle jig
saw and a six foot long lathe I made plus tons of
19th-century forged and cast iron tools. I make some
furniture, boxes, carvings and Rube Goldberg
contraptions, but making dulcimers was my first love.
Carving a mahogany gunstock 30 years ago actually
started me down the slippery slope.
In a past life I was a teacher, a
principal and for 10 years worked with Education
students at Illinois State University. Some folks
consider me eccentric and eclectic, but it looks like
normal to me! My childhood sweetheart and I have 3 adult
boys, 2 wonderful daughters-in-law and one 3 year old
I am her afternoon
babysitter. Best job yet! I now have the opportunity to sit in
my shop and ponder the world of old tools, piles of wood,
unfinished projects and where I will get my next old tool fix. I
am an addict.
|Paul Schobernd passed away in 2008.
long, my friend!