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If you have ever wondered about the ubiquitous file or rasp, from whence it came and how it was made, what types there are and to what purposes they were intended, here is your answer as a Free Download. Download NicholsonFileDownloadSec Possessing a fine example of 19th Century title overkill,... Read more →

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For your edification and enjoyment, a free download of the complete C. E. Jennings & Co. Trade Catalog, August 1, 1901. Download CEJenningsCat1901CSWebSec The Charles E. Jennings company operated from 1878 until 1923 with offices in New York, N.Y. and factories in: Yalesville, Connecticut; Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Port Jervis,... Read more →

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One of the most popular downloads from the Toolemera Press website is Charles Hayward's booklet: How To Make Woodwork Tools. While it remains on the website for now, bit by bit I'm moving material to this blog for easier updates, comments, downloads, etc. How To Make Woodwork Tools features measured... Read more →

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Trade Catalog / Broadside Joiners' Tools Manufactured By John J. Bowles, Main Street, Hartford, Conn. c1840. Wooden plane maker price list which I sold a year or so ago. You name it, he made it. Chimney plane, anyone? If it pleases you, a copy of this broadside as a sticker,... Read more →

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Mechanick Exercises by Joseph Moxon 1703 Available in trade paperback print through The Toolemera Press and now available as a free download. Why? There is a thing in publishing known as The BackList. Books which have been in print for some time, have seen a good sales ratio and are... Read more →

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