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267 days ago

One way to dispose of sawdust - 14 replies

James P. — – Folding Boxwood & Steel Rules

324 days ago

Yankee Radio Tool ads - 1 reply

I have added this 1924 ad …....... .......... to my Radio Tools web page at I have been unable to find any other YANKEE Radio Tool ads. I would appreciate any leads that might result in me being able to purchase such ads. Thank you.

325 days ago

When Nicholson was king - 6 replies

1924 Advertisement

431 days ago

My favorite tools for which I have a great fondness - 2 replies

I love vintage woodworking hand tools. For me there is a lot of satisfaction in owning and using tools that still function well after the passage of many years. I greatly admire the patina that well cared for old tools acquire – wood and metal surfaces that have grown lovely through long time handling and use. I also have great fondness fo...

472 days ago

Modernized Yankee Radio Tool set - 1 reply

Some of you may remember how I set about to assemble a North Bros. Yankee No. 106 boxed Tool Set, as depicted in the following 1925 advertisement, after buying an empty No. 106 Tool Set box in an online auction: Well, I now own three sets! Check here to see After accumulating all of the necessary t...

511 days ago

"YANKEE" Radio Tools store counter display - 9 replies

Radio Tools mahogany base store counter display (front view) Radio Tools mahogany base store counter display (rear view) (Replica base) Why did North Bros. even produce Radio Tools? In the days of Radio’s infancy – the 1920s and early 1930s – radio manufacture and rebuild was very much the province of wood work...

519 days ago

"YANKEE" No. 100 boxed screwdriver sets - 1 reply

These are fairly common frequently being offered on e-bay. Here are two rare sets in the collection of my friend Dave Nowicki: Almost new condition – blued steel indicates WWII manufacture: Never used – tools still in original factory paper wrappers: James

545 days ago

YANKEE No. 230 Ratchet Tool Holder - 2 replies

Want to buy …....... and/or Yankee No. 105 Tool Set James

648 days ago

Disston No. 4 Back Saw with 8" plate - 4 replies

I first saw a Disston No. 4 Back Saw with an 8” plate – just like the one depicted below – for sale in my local hardware shop in 1949. I was struck by how tiny it was but I thought how handy it would be when making small joints and how easily it would fit in my tool box. I wanted to buy it – but couldn’t afford ...

661 days ago

Geo. H. Bishop back saw - 4 replies

I recently purchased a nice early Geo. Bishop & Co. back saw at a flea market andI subsequently generated a web page that includes photos and reference resource links: James

691 days ago

North Bros. "YANKEE" Tools - 0 replies

I have installed the following web pages relating to North Bros.”Yankee” ratchet mechanism tools: .......... North Bros.”Yankee” ratchet mechanism tools (overview) ......... “YANKEE” spiral ratchet screw drivers (general)

713 days ago

Millers Falls No. 2 hand drill quick rehab - 0 replies

Transferred to the “Show the restoration before and after” thread.

722 days ago

Millers Falls No. 2 hand drill & William Marples & Sons tools - 0 replies

I have installed a new page on my “Woodworking with Hand Tools c. 1947-1950” web site: Millers Falls No. 2 “Eggbeater” Hand Drill – “William Marples & Sons Woodworking Tools” page is being reorganized and rewritten. James

749 days ago

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 9 replies

I finally obtained a 1972 catalogue (a most significant reference) and that has enabled me to update my William Marples and Sons woodworking tools page considerably. Web pages are always “Under Construction” and this one is no exception – I would appreciate any factual information relating to William Marples and Sons for inc...

871 days ago

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 3 replies

I have revised and updated my web page at: JP

925 days ago

Marples Tool Company - 2 replies

I have just finished a new Marples Tools web page …....... ......... and installed it on my Woodworking Tools web site: This is a rough first iteration that undoubtedly will need much polishing up. The Marples Tool Company was merged with Record Tools in 1972 and thereupon ...

1106 days ago

The Butcher Company of Sheffield - 4 replies

For all you Butcher fans:—The Butcher Company of Sheffield—is the first iteration of a new web page of mine. It is rough and undoubtedly will require much polishing before it is “ready for primetime”. I will be adding more illustrations and textual content from time to time. Even if you...

1111 days ago

Vintage British chisels - 7 replies

New web page at—not a definitive study, just exemplars of the types (with notes) I used in my day. James

1129 days ago

Stanley Nail Hammers - 6 replies

Stanley Nail Hammers 1936-1958 - An Informal Study James

1136 days ago

Make your own tools using a printer - 5 replies

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