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|540 days ago||
Thanks to Ira S. Griffith and The Manual Arts Press back in 1912, we have 51 measured drawings of Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories preserved. Originally intended for use in Manual Education classes, these plans were developed by Griffith, one of the leading educators as well as a craftsman of the turn of the 20th Century movement. ...
|557 days ago||
20% Off All Toolemera Titles - 0 replies
I’ve knocked 20% off the retail price of all the current Toolemera Press book titles for any orders through Paypal. It’s basically Support Your Independent Publisher time. All the other booksellers carry our books, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Shop Woodworking, etc and set their own price structures. We’re getting competitive w...
|561 days ago||
It’s been nearly a year in production (most of which time I got to sit back and watch other people do the hard work. It was only at the end that I had to get up off my butt and actually do anything concrete) but now it’s Alive. Walter Jacob’s new book on “Stanley Woodworking Tools is available through Amazon”: ht...
|597 days ago||
Upcoming Stanley Tools Book - 7 replies
I hope this is allowable here? By the end of October, the Early American Industries Association will publish the collected articles of Walter Jacobs, one the top authorities on Stanley tools. At 244 pages, that’s a lot of tools. Walter covers type studies, descriptions, patents, histories, you name it of planes, rules, gardening tools a...
|635 days ago||
Fret Saws - 4 replies
Anyone here use Fret Saws? The hand tool type and not the scroll saw type. “I have one of these in the 18 variety. If any does have one like this, or similar, or modern, do you use it or do you prefer a powered scroll saw? ThanksGary
|636 days ago||
Fret Saw question - 12 replies
Anyone use a manual scroll/fret saw instead of the powered type? In particular, the late 19th C type with the 12-18” throat? Gary
|649 days ago||
LJ Site Link Script? - 3 replies
|656 days ago||
How nice! - 5 replies
Simply put, it’s nice to see a new forum here for Handtools. I’ve been lurking LJ for years but rarely write anything. Over the last few decades, I’ve turned more and more towards hand tools (not as a religion, just out of preference) and now even more so to old books on the subject. I’m looking forward to the exchange...
|1168 days ago||
What style do you prefer? - 12 replies
Actually stepping out of lurk mode for a bit here. Admittedly I do more lurking than posting or answering. Once the new kitten in the house settles down, I’ll get some images of projects posted. Mostly antique restoration stuff along with the occasional tool restore. Or new/old tool buy. But for now, I’m interested to know what st...
|1187 days ago||
Hand Tool authors needed - 3 replies
Folks I’ve recently added a section to the handtoolmakers.com website, one devoted to current authors of books on hand tools. Could be the use of hand tools, history of, furniture/boat/tool plans or whatever, so long as the topic is hand tools. If you have a title of your own, or know of someone who does (and is living or whose title...
|1190 days ago||
Greetings, again - 9 replies
Folks, after a very long time elsewheres (not here in LJ land), I’ve created a new sign-in. My old one was lost somewhere, I don’t know where. Now in early retirement, I’m looking forward to spending more time here and getting to know people. Gary