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November 13, 2014

Portland man's ‘perfect' hand tools on display at Bellevue Arts Museum

  • John Economaki says craftsmanship is the easiest part of creating tools; the hardest is inventing forms that people like.
    Special to the Journal

    Photos by Joe Felzman [enlarge]
    Bridge City Tool Works used solid brass to create the CT-14 foxtail shoulder plane. It sold for about $800 before going out of production.

    As a teenager growing up in the Midwest, John Economaki saw design differently.

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