Who has the oldest woodworking oldest is circa 8000 B.C.

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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 06-14-2007 04:50 AM 1412 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hit this with my lawnmower while mowing between the rows of trees on my treefarm.
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-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 06-14-2007 04:58 AM

Wow! Mine is a Craftsman Router from the 70’s. I think you win.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-14-2007 05:21 AM

Hehe…I have one of those too…in fact, it’s my only router, you can see it in the blog pictures. The switch doesn’t work anymore…starts up as soon as you plug it in. Makes for interesting situation doing freehand work. Very safe and I only ruined one piece of wood because of it. Top of my Christmas list is a combo router.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 06-14-2007 05:27 AM

The axe is nice… But your dog rocks! Bend it like Samba.


-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 06-14-2007 05:29 AM

Now lets see ya make something with it. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-14-2007 05:37 AM

The new Craftsman combo kit is made by Bosch I believe. The base is compatible with the Porter Cable bushing guides. It should fit your router table, as I believe I have the same Craftsman router table. You can get 9.5 amp and 11 amp variable speed. It is a pretty good deal and has worked pretty well for me so far. (Mot – ... guess what kind of router I really wanted…sigh…)

On the other hand, you could tape a power strip to your router table and leave the older router in your table plugged into the power strip. Turn the router on with the power strip. This way you would free up the combo kit for all of your free hand fixed base and plunge base work.

Now, do you need a new blade for that mower?

-- John

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#6 posted 06-14-2007 05:53 AM

great find… I wonder what else is out there

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 06-14-2007 06:16 AM

Hehe Giz….she’s getting a bit older now but she still loves to play. Every season we bring her to the last day of the little tykes soccer program here in my town…she performs for 250 screaming 6-8 year old kids and their parents like a pro….so much fun.

I actually risked whacking at a log once Wayne….not much of an edge…you can see that it’s chipped…but I was surprised at how quickly it could actually take out chunks. I bet when it was made you could have taken down a 6-8 inch tree in less than a minute. I saw one unbroken that was amazingly sharp and polished.

I am going to leave it in that table Spar… I’ve done a lot of work in my house with that little machine. I’ll still get some use out of it yet. But I’m still drooling over a new combo.

There was lots more out there Scott…check out the link to the rest of the story on our website. I also found two large stones in the ground..almost identical in size and shape (2’ x 3’ x 15”) they were square faced and facing towards each other with about 4-5 feet between them. The inside faces seemed to be blackened and there was a thick layer of charcoal at their bases. I was told by an archeologist that Native Americans at that time didn’t use fire pits in this way but it certainly looked deliberate.

I’ve often thought about doing a further dig out there. The thought of lots of careful digging and sifting has always made me do something else however.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 06-14-2007 06:35 AM

Did your archeologist friend tell you what kind of stone it is? I’m like you, it’s pretty amazing to find something that old and functional. Puts a new perspective on things when you can touch it and not just see, hear, or read about it. Hmmm… maybe that’s another reason we all work with wood. Ya think?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 06-14-2007 08:07 AM

It’s just a chunk of Granite. The others I saw from the dig out back were amazing. They were part of a burial site. Obviously created especially for the burial. Finely polished axes, spearheads, and arrowheads and something called an atlatle (sp) a stone lever/weight used for throwing the spear.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 06-14-2007 11:48 AM

that’s pretty exciting. Your lawnmower is a good “finder”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 06-14-2007 08:10 PM

Hehe….you can still see the spot where the blade hit …now everytime I hit a rock I check it out before tossing into the pile.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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