Thursday, January 28, 2010

#29 Stork Scissors

Stork scissors seem to have originated as a mid-wife's clamp. The evolved over time into a much small, simpler design with cutting rather than clamping blades. Stork scissors all follow a similar design and most of the a treated to have a gold appearance. They range widely in age and most are relatively modern and not marked--making exact age and value difficult to determine.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

#28 Cream Handled Nutrcrackers

Maker: Unknown
Model: Unknown
Materials: Unknown
Year: Vintage?
Length: 20cm, 8"
Description: As shown.

#27 Green-handled Compton

Maker: Compton
Model: unknown
Materials: unknown
Year: unknown
Length: 6"/15cm
Description: Standard office scissors, green-painted handle.
Estimated value: $1

The green-painted handles may not be original as there are also traces of black paint.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bookend (in progress)

I decided to make a pair of bookends. This is the first one. If you can tell what it is meant to represent you should probably be very worried, it means you think a bit like me.... (it's about half done).