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12-06-2013 08:21 PM

One way to dispose of sawdust - 14 replies

James P. — – Folding Boxwood & Steel Rules

10-10-2013 03:42 AM

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.

10-10-2013 01:13 AM

When Nicholson was king - 6 replies

1924 Advertisement

06-25-2013 03:29 AM

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...

05-15-2013 06:35 AM

Modernized Yankee Radio Tool set - 3 replies

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...

04-06-2013 08:48 PM

"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...

03-29-2013 04:56 PM

"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

03-04-2013 02:12 AM

YANKEE No. 230 Ratchet Tool Holder - 2 replies

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

11-20-2012 08:28 PM

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 ...

11-07-2012 06:21 PM

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

10-08-2012 08:27 PM

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)

09-17-2012 01:24 AM

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

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

09-07-2012 09:44 PM

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

08-11-2012 10:56 PM

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 11 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...

04-11-2012 03:47 PM

William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 3 replies

I have revised and updated my web page at: JP

02-17-2012 02:20 AM

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 ...

08-21-2011 01:39 AM

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...

08-16-2011 02:06 AM

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

07-28-2011 05:18 AM

Stanley Nail Hammers - 6 replies

Stanley Nail Hammers 1936-1958 - An Informal Study James

07-21-2011 02:33 AM

Make your own tools using a printer - 5 replies

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