Free, yes Free! The 1910 C. Hammond & Son Illustrated Catalogue: Manufacturers Of Edge Tools And Hammers; Office And Works Ogontz, PA, USA You can download the free pdf of the catalog, Fair Use copying or distribution allowed. Or, if you want a print version at a reasonable cost, go... Read more →

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I've added a new paid PDF download to my Payhip storefront: 50 VINTAGE SHOJI & KUMIKO DESIGNS • 1930 Price: $6 USD 50 original vintage designs for Japanese Shoji with Kumiko screens. Each image in the PDF document was created from Hi Res TIFF files scanned from the original book... Read more →

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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 Till Next, Gary 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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Back around 2006, give or take a year, Chris Schwarz approached me about doing some research on workbenches for the book he was working on. Being the packrat that I can be, I had both books and scanned images aplenty to refer to. Librarians tend to archive stuff. We call... Read more →

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Fret-Sawing For Pleasure And Profit: How To Use The Fret-Saw, by An Old Amateur, first published in 1877 by Henry T. Williams, New York, NY. Annotated with an essay by Gary Roberts on the historical context of "Fret-Sawing For Pleasure And Profit ' and fret-work in 19th century America. Download... Read more →

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I have something on the order of 600 gb of images: photos, ephemera, books, etc. Bit by bit I'll add interesting material to this blog. As of yet I haven't installed an RSS feed or Email update function but will do so in due time. The Christiansen Bench Company, Chicago,... Read more →

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