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|4 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 http://jp29.org/wwyankeeradio.htm After accumulating all of the necessary t...
|42 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...
|50 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
|76 days ago||
YANKEE No. 230 Ratchet Tool Holder - 2 replies
Want to buy …....... and/or Yankee No. 105 Tool Set James
|179 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 ...
|192 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: http://jp29.org/wwbishop01.htm James
|222 days ago||
North Bros. "YANKEE" Tools - 0 replies
I have installed the following web pages relating to North Bros.”Yankee” ratchet mechanism tools: http://jp29.org/wwnbyankee.htm .......... North Bros.”Yankee” ratchet mechanism tools (overview)http://jp29.org/wwyankeersd.htm ......... “YANKEE” spiral ratchet screw drivers (general) http://jp29.org/wwyankee...
|244 days ago||
Millers Falls No. 2 hand drill quick rehab - 0 replies
Transferred to the “Show the restoration before and after” thread.
|253 days ago||
I have installed a new page on my “Woodworking with Hand Tools c. 1947-1950” web site: Millers Falls No. 2 “Eggbeater” Hand Drill – http://jp29.org/wwmf.htm “William Marples & Sons Woodworking Tools” page is being reorganized and rewritten. James
|280 days ago||
William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 8 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...
|402 days ago||
William Marples and Sons woodworking tools - 3 replies
I have revised and updated my web page at: http://jp29.org/wwmarples.htm JP
|457 days ago||
Marples Tool Company - 2 replies
I have just finished a new Marples Tools web page …....... http://jp29.org/wwmarples.htm ......... and installed it on my Woodworking Tools web site: http://jp29.org/wwtools.htm 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 ...
|637 days ago||
The Butcher Company of Sheffield - 4 replies
For all you Butcher fans: http://jp29.org/wwbutcher.htm—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...
|642 days ago||
Vintage British chisels - 7 replies
New web page at http://jp29.org/wwbrchisels.htm—not a definitive study, just exemplars of the types (with notes) I used in my day. James
|661 days ago||
Stanley Nail Hammers - 6 replies
Stanley Nail Hammers 1936-1958 - An Informal Study James
|668 days ago||
Make your own tools using a printer - 6 replies
|678 days ago||
Building flat bed trucks using hand tools - 2 replies
In northern England in the late 1940s James
|680 days ago||
How to make a Truck II - 0 replies
In response to requests, I have added some tool photos and updated construction information on my "How to make a Truck" page. James
|744 days ago||
Plumb Claw Hammers - 9 replies
I have just added the final page: Plumb Claw Hammers to my web site. I have also updated the Home Page (URL in Sig. block) to include several additional online References and other information. James
|753 days ago||
New Web Site - 6 replies
This web site (URL in signature block) is essentially a re-write and re-formulation of one I previously wrote titled “WOODWORKING HAND TOOLS – used in the truck cab/body building trade, N. England, late 1940s”. I never did like it. I did a lot of reflecting during spells of early morning insomnia – one of the curses of gr...