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Originally posted on wesleyworkswithwood:
Time to get some sharpening done. My geek side gets interested in sharpening, and I want to experiment with different methods. Currently I’m using a sheet abrasive system. The abrasive sheets I purchased from Tools for…

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Lister’s Workbench 1889

Nice and sturdy bench and clamp set-up.  From an article in Work magazine July 22, 1889.

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Butcher block counter top.

Originally posted on Woodworker Network:
“If you remain insensitive to the individual characteristics of the material you are working with and cut regardless to a predetermined, exact measurement, then the finished piece will lack a certain wholeness and be little…

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Table Saw 1889

A circular saw is a tool which no workman who has once seen it at work would care to be without, for it is a labour-saving tool of the first importance, and enables its owner to do many things with … Continue reading

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Vintage Handsaw Advertisement

A wonderful handsaw design from 1887.

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Early Motor Caravans

We live in an age of motor vehicles.  Few of us could consider, for safety if nothing else, taking to the roads in a horse drawn vehicle.  When the automobile seemed here to stay, caravanners in Europe adapted to the … Continue reading

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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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