Old tools

The sweat of ages storing wisdom in their handles…

Damian Clarke
Mar 21 · 4 min read

You can polish a piece of timber by rubbing it with a piece of leather. It takes a long time and is a pretty pointless exercise given the world of polishes and other finishes out there, but it can be done. A little oil in the leather will help to seal it too. So rubbing with something soft and a bit fatty will bring up a sheen.

I have been thinking about this a lot lately — as I have been doing the gardening. There is a lot of gardening going on here at the moment. The last time I gardened like this was…