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Everything you may or may not have wanted to know about Hide Glue from The Keystone Glue Company of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Hide Glue, comes: The Glue Handbook Download KeystoneGlueHandbookSecured And, Doing The Gluing Download DoingTheGluingKeystone_secured Afternote: Doing The Gluing is available in print through the Toolemera Press Shop... Read more →

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Randle Holme III was the third Randle Holme to bear the name Randle Holme. Joseph Moxon was the only Joseph Moxon of his day. Got it? Both Holme and Moxon hailed from Great Britain. You can read more than you might want to read about the Holmes family here. And... Read more →

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Just because there has been Moxon's Doctrine Of Handy-Works and some Roubo, it seems seemly that there should be some André Félibien, notably his Des principes de l'architecture, de la sculpture, de la peinture, et des autres arts qui en dépendent : avec un dictionnaire des termes propres à chacun... Read more →

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Courtesy the New York Public Library Digital Collections comes this 108 page excerpt from Roubo's L'Art Du Menuisier En Meubles. Download Roubonypl Till next, Gary Read more →

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Two treatises from Spear & Jackson on the Hand Saw courtesy of Peter Evans of the Oldtools Email List. CONCERNING HANDSAWS: SOME HINTS ON THEIR CARE & MAINTENANCE. Spear & Jackson: The World's Greatest Sawmakers. Aetna Works, Sheffield. c1950 Reprinted 2006 the Traditional Trades Group, Inc. Spear & Jackson's take... Read more →

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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, or, if you so prefer, you can purchase the reprint which... 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, also featured as a Toolemera Press reprint if you so desire a high resolution trade paper edition which also supports my publishing endeavors. Thank you. Download CEJenningsCat1901CSWebSec Purchase the... 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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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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Herewith the complete though well worn 1858 trade catalog of The Baldwin Tool Co.: Illustrated Catalogue And Price List Of The Baldwin Tool Co's Premium Bench Planes And Moulding Tools: Also, A List of Boy's And Gentlemen's Tool Chests, And Superior Plane Irons, From W & S Butcher's Extra Cast... Read more →

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