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Robin Wood

I’ve had to watch this about a dozen times and I’ve even posted it before. About these ads

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A Fancier Base for a 6-board Chest

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While the six-board chest is a simple form, there are some variants that make the chest look more high-style, like it might have a fancy bracket-foot base. Today I decided to convert the chest…

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Wandering Minstral

Another painting by the Scottish artist John Burr (1831-1893).  An itinerant fiddler plays for a family in a Scottish lane.  I can’t help but think the father looking out has a skeptical look; possibly wondering what this will cost in … Continue reading

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The Travelling Tinker

A painting by the Scottish artist John Burr (1831-1893).  Tinkers were originally tinsmiths or “tinners”.  One of many itinerant jobs pursued by a class of casual laborers.  These were mostly skilled and specialized crafts like basket making, shoe repair, leather … Continue reading

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The Chart of Hand Tools

Here’s a great gift for your workspace or to hang on the wall while dreaming of building something worthwhile.  It’s the Chart of Hand Tools from the Pop Chart Lab, “printed using 100 lb archival recycled stock certified by The … Continue reading

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Router Plane

  Stanley Model 71 Router Plane.  Tools of a simpler time.

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Stanley Tool Plan

Popular Mechanics, 1927 At least the son looks like he was allowed to loosen his tie!

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Bone Fish Hooks

 

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Of the Hammer, and its Use

Originally posted on Lost Art Press:
This Tool was forgot to be deſcribed in Joinery, though they uſe Hammers too, and therefore I bring it in here. Its chief Uſe is for driving Nails into Work, and drawing Nails out…

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Sharpening Scrapers for Guitar Work

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