Soon, my entire collection of traditional woodworking tools will be moving about 380 miles north.
This is part of what tool chests were originally intended for; to protect tools during transit. However, I have been told by a trusted toolmonger to make sure I protect everything with plenty of bubblewrap and other padding. I certainly don't like the idea of edge tools rubbing around, but at the same time most of them are held in place pretty well by the design of the chest. I feel that wrapping the most fragile items, adding some filler to the tills, and then bracing the tills in place should be enough. I don't want to overdo it, nor do I want to ruin a bunch of valuable tools. Christopher Schwarz claims it is just fine for steel to rub on steel and doesn't worry. I worry.
If you've moved tools in a chest, I would love to hear your approach and your experiences.
I'm still trying to decide which of my lumber is worth moving. Too bad I do not have more local readers who would be interested in such stuff.
In other news, one of my patch designs has turned into the latest Lost Art Press tshirt. The whole thing is pretty silly (and intentionally so) but I am glad to be part of this esoteric world in some tiny way.
More soon as the new shop comes together and my classes begin!