June 4 2017 This report is also published in our June Fine Cut newsletter.
Seven club members went to visit Dave at his mid mountains retreat. His land is very large and he he has gradually developed into an extensive property with a number of dedicated buildings. If you haven’t seen Dave’s workshop you should go to his YouTube channel and watch a few of his videos (try the following link Dave Stanton). Of course, Dave was his usual relaxed and chatty self as he showed us his large and refined workshop with his innovations and problem solving of setting up a functional and NEAT workshop. He has done most of the work in the building himself and it is naturally well thought out and constructed. His predilection for the FESTOOL brand allows him many varied approaches and tool setups with quality always.
Perhaps one of the most interesting things of the afternoon was sharing the contents of his great grandfather’s tool chest with us. It held a host of beautiful vintage, quality tools that were used by a master carpenter in his career. One of the tools Dave is most pleased with lately was a small chisel plane from the chest.(Dave has a series on many of the tools in this chest on his YouTube Channel- called "What's in Arthur's Toolbox").