Virginia Toolworks

Virginia Toolworks Sales, Preservation, and Historical Reference for Fine Vintage Hand Tools... with a love of God, country, guns, trucks, and whiskey. Founded in 2008, Virginia Toolworks originated as a dealer of fine vintage hand tools (primarily hand planes).
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Since then it has grown into a repository of information on the history, use, and preservation of hand tools, both vintage and modern. Please visit the main web/blog site at virginiatoolworks.wordpress.com. The Virginia Toolworks page serves to support the blog, build traffic, and provide a place to have a little fun. You'll find not only information and articles about vintage tools and woodworking, but tools of all kinds, as well as topics and posts that I find interesting - anything from vintage aircraft to firearms, and conservative values to bizarre things I've seen. Enjoy!

Operating as usual

09/24/2020
1934 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300 Pescara Monza
09/24/2020

1934 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300 Pescara Monza

09/24/2020
09/20/2020
Johann Fanzoj
09/19/2020

Johann Fanzoj

ISCHLERSTUTZEN. Look at the detail on this playful piece of work. Magnificantly engraved by our master engraver F. Haas.

How DID the idea of one single shot only evolve ?
view https://fanzoj.com/craftsmanship-walk-5/
to learn some fascinating details about glorious hunts of bygone eras, and „Wildschützen“ peasant poachers during European revolutions 1848 who risked their lives to hunt in secret, with one shot only.
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#johannfanzoj #craftsmanship #riflemakers #huntingislife #hunters #jagen #caza #chasse

09/18/2020
'40 Buick. Maybe.
09/17/2020

'40 Buick. Maybe.

details...
09/15/2020

details...

09/12/2020
09/12/2020
Vehement Knives Alpha 2.0 dressed in a Skin Bender Leatherworks sheath
09/11/2020

Vehement Knives Alpha 2.0 dressed in a Skin Bender Leatherworks sheath

Warbird Lovers
09/08/2020

Warbird Lovers

Vickers Wellington Mk.IA N2980 on display at Brooklands Museum. The Wellington was a mainstay of the RAF during WW2 and was the only British bomber to have been built throughout the entirety of the war. It was designed as a long range medium bomber by a team led by Vickers-Armstrong's chief designer Rex Pierson, and is well known for using the method of geodetic construction as developed by Barnes Wallis, who at the time was working at Vickers.

This construction method provided a robust airframe that could take heavy damage and still maintain structural strength. However, it would take longer to build when compared to more conventional construction methods. They primarily served in Bomber and Coastal Command but would later see use as transport and trainer aircraft. Most unusual is perhaps the Mk.VI which featured a pressurised pod for the crew giving the nose a bullet like appearance. Different variants would be powered by Bristol Pegasus, Rolls Royce Merlin, Bristol Hercules, and Pratt and Whitney Twin Wasps.

N2980 is one of just two complete Wellingtons, although recovered parts from others exist. She first flew in 1939 and went on to fly operationally with RAF 149 and 37 Sqn. In December 1940 whilst with 20 Operational Training Unit she suffered engine problems and was forced to ditch in Loch Ness. Years later in 1976 she was discovered by Loch Ness Monster hunters (!) and was successfully recovered in 1985 in remarkably complete condition.

Her geodetic construction is well illustrated at the museum as her fabric covering was not fully replaced whilst she was prepared for display - she makes for a stunning sight in the museums Aircraft Factory display hangar.

Johann Fanzoj
09/07/2020

Johann Fanzoj

ISCHLERSTUTZEN. Detail on a magnificant Ischler-short-rifle here, a contemporary design, with rich, deep-chiselled ornament and outside hammer shaped as a red stag by hand from the solid bloc of steel. A fabulous achievement by master engraver F. Haas

https://fanzoj.com/craftsmanship-walk-5/

Our company history is closely connected to the single-shot rifle. More than a century ago we crafted this “Ischler short rifle” for Austria´s last emperor Francis Joseph I. We still build this unique hammer rifle today. A handcrafted delight with a nostalgic flair, reminiscent of bygone times and the glory of the Habsburg emperors, who introduced and shaped our Middle European hunting practices until today.


#johannfanzoj #craftsmanship #riflemakers #huntingislife #hunters #jagen #caza #chasse

09/07/2020
Heard from a lot of naysayers earlier this year when I posted the original article about this plane design.
09/05/2020
Futuristic 'Flying-V' airplane makes successful maiden flight

Heard from a lot of naysayers earlier this year when I posted the original article about this plane design.

Researchers have conducted a successful maiden flight of the Flying-V, a futuristic and fuel efficient airplane that could one day carry passengers in its wings.

Classic Aircraft Photography
09/04/2020

Classic Aircraft Photography

Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk restored by Avspecs a few years ago, love that machine!

09/04/2020
09/04/2020
09/03/2020
Skin Bender Leather Works
09/02/2020

Skin Bender Leather Works

Super excited to add Thorson to my "makers I've made sheaths for" portfolio!

40ish Buick
09/01/2020

40ish Buick

09/01/2020
09/01/2020
This little beauty found it's way into my collection. I'm digging the simplicity and elegance.
09/01/2020

This little beauty found it's way into my collection. I'm digging the simplicity and elegance.

Art & Steel
08/31/2020

Art & Steel

~Cabin Creek Muzzleloading~

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms
08/31/2020

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

The boundaries of fact and fiction regarding the life and times of John “Liver Eating” Johnson have blurred, creating the ultimate mountain man legend immortalized in pulp fiction. Yes, you read that right. Liver Eating Johnson received the nickname back in 1847 when his wife, who was a member of the Flathead American Indian tribe, was brutally murdered by a raiding party of Crow Indians. The death of his wife set Johnson on a vengeance campaign against the Crow. By some accounts Johnson killed 300 Crow Indians. This however was not enough for Johnson, instead he ate their livers as well (which is a huge insult to the Crow who believed the liver as vital for the deceased to make it to the afterlife).
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So what does John "Liver Eating" Johnson have to do with this post? Well, this incredible Winchester deluxe Model 1876 lever action rifle is attributed to the mountain man himself. As described in the book "The Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West," the extra wood fitted to the stock toe is cited as a means "to facilitate quick removal from saddle scabbard." This conversation starter is available only in our September Premier.

Lot 1052: http://ow.ly/4Z0W50B5Tgw

08/31/2020
08/31/2020
Historic Photographs
08/30/2020

Historic Photographs

How Music Was Typed Before Computers

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms
08/30/2020

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

This Colt 1st general Single Action Army has some spectacular features. It has it all: Cuno Helfricht factory engraved, silver plating, and pearl grips. That's not all though. The firearm was shipped to Shelton Payne Arms Co. of El Paso, Texas in 1915. General George Patton ordered his own SAA, which was delivered in early 1916. It is no coincidence that the serial number of his was only 699 from the one pictured. They are virtually identical meaning that it is highly likely that General Patton saw this exact revolver and ordered his en suite (sans pearl, of course). With its combination of special order factory engraving, silver plating, and pearl grips, this SAA is without a doubt a stand out piece today's collectors dream about owning!

Lot 1214: http://ow.ly/JkEX50B5Srr

08/29/2020
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Founded in 2008, Virginia Toolworks originated as a dealer of fine vintage hand tools (primarily hand planes). Since then it has grown into a repository of information on the history, use, and preservation of hand tools, both vintage and modern. Please visit the main web/blog site at virginiatoolworks.com. The Virginia Toolworks page serves to support the blog, build traffic, and provide a place to have a little fun. You'll find not only information and articles about vintage tools and woodworking, but tools of all kinds, as well as topics and posts that I find interesting - anything from vintage aircraft to firearms, and conservative values to bizarre things I've seen. Enjoy!

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So apparently I am one of y'all's top fans. I didn't do it. Y'all did! Best posts ever! Kimberly Clarke Gully, Britt Gully
Didja see this bad boy?
Sig P210 Target and Standard.
What's in your underwear drawer? 😁
did we talk about a Rig last week , was in Hospital ?
Went on this site to look at one item and spent an hour looking at past posts. Simply amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing.
I found some other ones!
Beautiful images