Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cigar Boxes - the Other Tool Chest

Just to keep things in perspective, we don't all need something like Henry Studley's tool chest. Here's how my hero, Ken Laundry, keeps small parts and tools. Ken was 11 years old, already helping to harvest lumber and saw blocks of ice, when Studley died in 1925.

(Continuing my homage to hardware and hard work. You can click on the photo to make it larger.)


  1. One wallof H C Westermann's studio /shop was filled with cigar boxes labelled with all the possibly useful bits for his sculptures.
    And then ther was a trapeze and a rope for him to keep limber since he had been an acrobat earlier in his career.
    Look him up if you don't know the work - sort of gloomy surrealist carpenter poet.

  2. I confess I'd never heard of H C Westermann, but now I'm intrigued. I was just speaking of war vets, and of course carpenters, and here's a sculptor with some pretty obvious war demons to deal with - and he made sculptures of houses. I'm reading more...