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Thread: Visit to the Skirball Jewish Cultural Center

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    Visit to the Skirball Jewish Cultural Center

    Here are a few shots of some woodworking tools that belonged to a jewish carpenter from the early 1900s.
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    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Cool stuff! I love old tools!

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    Very cool. Do you know how long that exhibit going to be there? It's a shame that I've not been to either the Skirball Center or the Getty Museum. I really need to check them both out.
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    Vaughn, the woodworking tools were part of a permanent yet rotating collection called Visions & Values.

    Here is more info:

    http://www.skirball.org/exhibitions

    Like you, I have passed the Skirball sign on I-405 countless times and never paid any attention. We finally decided to go today.

    I have been to the Getty museum and Getty Villa. I personally like Getty Villa more than the museum and I liked the Villa more prior to the renovation. I think it had more character before the renov.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Thanks for posting it Mohammad. My father's father died in 1908 or so, on my father's birth certificate, his father's occupation was listed as "furniture." I could never find out if he built furniture or simply worked in a store...

    I can't help but note that the lower middle horned plane, which is a scrub, seen in photo 3 has its horn backward. If you look at photo 1 on the left is a smoother with the horn positioned correctly.

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    You are a keen observer, Ken. I didn't notice that. Do you think it was made in error or it was made that way on purpose?
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Well, those horns sometimes come loose, someone glued it in backwards, that's my opinion, anyway.

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