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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 Unlikely Banjoist

A post I’ve been hanging onto; a bit off-topic, personal, and possibly without any point. I am an unlikely banjoist.  I got a very cheap banjo when I was 14 years old but didn’t find a teacher.  I took a … Continue reading

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Caravan Design: The Open-Lot

An ongoing series of caravan designs to aide the modern builder.  A little history goes a long way to solve our design problems.  The Open Lot is about the simplest of the true living wagons (properly “waggons”) of the 19th … Continue reading

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Låg arbeidsbenk på Sogn Folkemuseum

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Originally posted on Høvelbenk:
De Heibergske Samlinger – Sogn Folkemuseum har ei veldig rik samling av gjenstandar knytt til ulike handverk. Dei har ei flott utstilling av snikkarverktøy som er lagt til rette som ein verkstad med arbeidsbenkar og…

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Early Worker Vans; Predecessor to the Caravan

Early work vans were designed to house manual laborers when on the job.  Great for highway and railroad crews.  These caravans were noted for poor ventilation and their spartan interior.  Three to six workmen were often housed in these wagons. … Continue reading

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Vardo Plans: Reading Caravan

Many considerations concerning floor plans and general layout have come my way over the years.  I am compiling as many as possible to post here.  To start things off, here is the iconic Reading Waggon by Dunton’s (note: two “g’s” … Continue reading

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Screwbrake Mechanism

  In response to the inquiry about the little wheel on all the old wagons.  They also had a drag brake to connect when going up hill to prevent back sliding.  The precursor to the auto handbrake. Here’s a guide … Continue reading

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On the Long Road

A great historic image of the long road ahead to start your weekend off right. It’s always a good time to hit the road.

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Mrs. Coucer Green and Other Great Old Photos

Three great and rare books have come to me in the very recent past.  Each has it’s own merits and is full of great stuff.  I am scanning, reading, and summing up some excellent stuff and will get it out … Continue reading

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