From Dwight Reynolds comes this photo of a double student's workbench that he recently purchased and restore. It has a Sheldon quick action vise which may or may not be original. The overall look of the bench is Christiansen. A very nice restoration of a classic manual arts workbench. From... Read more →

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Free PDF: Instructor Jointed Toys For Coloring, Cut Out And Construction Work Books 1 & 2, by Bess Bruce Cleaveland 1920 In their entirety, both books as one: Free PDF download. Bess Bruce Cleaveland was an instructor in Manual Arts and Crafts as well as an author of select titles... Read more →

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Photographs are the single most accurate view of a given time and place. Sometimes it is difficult to precisely date a photograph through the content details. People often kept the same clothes for years and building styles carried over according to personal and geographic tastes. Occassionally we are lucky enoughto... Read more →

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Story Of The Saw By P.d'A. Jones and E. N. Simmons for Spear & Jackson Ltd, 1760-1960 Published to mark the second centenary of the worlds oldest sawmakers. Copyright Spear & Jackson, 1961. Reprinted 2009 by The Traditional Trades Group of Australia for the benefit of hand tool users and... Read more →

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THE PROPERTY OF HERMON CHAPIN, HARTFORD, CON, MAY 12TH, 1826. His personal, signed copy of - The Cabinet Of Arts, or General Instructor in Arts, Science, Trade, Practical Machinery, The Means of Preserving Human Life and Political Economy, embracing A Variety of Important Subjects. By Hewson Clarke, Esq., of Emmanuel... Read more →

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PATENTS FOR USEFUL INVENTIONS IN 1826. Letter From The Secretary Of State Transmitting A List Of Names Of Persons To Whom Patents Have Been Issued, For The Inventions Of Any New Or Useful Art, Or Machine, Manufacture Or Composition Of Matter, Or Any Improvement Thereon. From Jan. 1st 1826 to... Read more →

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Woodwork Joints: The Model Library, No.12 How To Make And Where To Use Them. Full instructions for making Mortise and Tenon, Lap, Dovetail, Scarfing and Glue Joints, with a Chapter on Circular Woodwork. by A Practical Joiner. Price. 25 cts. 1917 A primer of sorts for the carpenter and joiner.... Read more →

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The History and Technology of Waveform Molding: Reproducing and Using Moxon's Waving Machine. Jonathan Thornton. 202, WAG postprints, Miami, Florida. Wooden Artifacts Group Postprints Archive. Ever wonder what Joseph Moxon was talking about in Mechanick Exercises when it came to the waveform molding machine? Ever wonder about how they made... Read more →

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Journal Article - Courtesy of Paul Womack Work: 1889, Vol. 1. Home Made Tools, by J. H.: Iron Trying Plane Pattern of Plane for Casting, by E.P.W. Response to Pattern of Plane for Casting, by A Foreman Patternmaker Home Made Planes, by Bert Home Made Tools, by J. H.: Iron... Read more →

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The Art Of Fretwork - Hobbies. c1930. Ever wonder what those treadle jig saws where used for? Well, now you know. The Hobbies brand name was known far and wide. Yet instruction booklets are relatively scarce. Thanks to Paul Womack, you can now enjoy this weekend pastime. Download HobbiesAIFretmachine Read more →

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