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Vintage Handsaw Advertisement

A wonderful handsaw design from 1887.

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Know your tools; planes circa 1912

A reference for understanding woodworking planes. Much thought has gone into the evolution of the modern Stanley plane.

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Interesting Saw

  From 1889.  I like the combination handsaw, square, and 2 foot ruler.  Great idea.

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A Woodcarver’s Bench

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Tool Cabinet Extrordinaire

Turning saw, rasp, mechanic’s saw, panel saw, chisels, brace and bits, scratch awl, pliers, screwdrivers, dividers, bevel gauge, square, spokeshave, calipers, marking gauge, plane, vice, and workbench; all in a fancy tool chest.  Wow.

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The Tinsmiths, 1763

Stump anvils, stakes, hammers, lamps, mandrel, soldering iron, and other goodies galore.  Diderot never missed a lick and this is as good as any.  From Diderot and D’Alembert 1763 Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades.  One of my favorite resources.

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Carpenter, 15th-16th Century

Prior to power sawmills and corporate lumber production, much of the carpenter’s project time was filled with simply making trees into boards.  Most illustrations I have found of preindustrial carpenters feature someone hewing, planing, or chiseling with the occasional scene … Continue reading

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