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A Museum of early American tools

A Museum of early American tools

1052 days ago by mafe | 16 comments »

A Museum of early American toolsby: Eric Sloane Again a book I was recommended, this time by our fellow LJ littlecope who got his from his father. It is a book of illustrations with short texts that explains the tools and their use.For those of us that are curious about old traditional hand tools, this book is a pearl, not only does it show us the tools and tell us the story, but it is also so beautifully illustrated that you can enjoy it as a art piece. I do not have a lot of wo...

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The Complete Woodworker

The Complete Woodworker

1052 days ago by mafe | 23 comments »

The Complete WoodworkerAnd he was telling the truth! Book title: The Complete WoodworkerBy: Bernard E JonesEdition: 1935 (first edition: 1917).Bought via E-bay:Price 35AU$ Shipping 30AU$Highgate, South Australia, Australia New print:ISBN-10: 0898150221 ISBN-13: 978-0898150223 I was recommended this book from a fellow LJ David when I made my not so positive review of Schwarz Anarchist book, he wrote me this: “The Complete Woodworker.” ‘The book is an apprentice’s instructiona...

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Everything you need to know to build quality shop cabinets

Everything you need to know to build quality shop cabinets

1058 days ago by LeeInAZ | 8 comments »

If you are at all interested in building useful, sturdy, and practical cabinets for your shop, this is the best $13.45 you can spend. Tom takes you through the process of building shop cabinets using practical techniques and basic materials. Don’t expect exact dimensioned plans, but rather an explanation of the process you need to follow to design and build cabinets that will fit your work space and your tools. He has plenty of photos and details the entire process so well that even ...

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Black iron oxide for chalk line

Black iron oxide for chalk line

1063 days ago by mafe | 17 comments »

Black iron oxidefor the chalk line A friend told me about the use of black iron oxide for the chalk line, this has been used as pigment all the way back to my ancestors the Vikings. It is a water resistant and inexpensive product of nature. So I bought a Stanley chalk line roll and filled it up with this black iron oxide, and tested it on a piece of work that are Japanese inspired, this because they usually use the ink line, but I find that a bit messy. SO what happened?The line s...

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Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century America

1068 days ago by mafe | 10 comments »

Tools: Working Wood in Eighteenth-Century AmericaBy: James M. Gaynor, Nancy L. Hagedorn ISBN-10: 0879350989 ISBN-13: 978-0879350987 This is a really interesting book telling and illustrating for us the history of woodworking tools in America (and Europe since it was where it came from).The author’s document in a interesting way how the tools were traded, sold and show us selected tools of each period.It is a orgy of wonderful old tools, tool boxes, tool chest’s and paintings, and throu...

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The Anarchist's Tool Chest

The Anarchist's Tool Chest

1068 days ago by mafe | 152 comments »

Review of The Anarchist’s Tool ChestBy: Christopher Schwarz I have just re written the review slightly since I after reading it again could see that I could be read wrong in some passages, that they could be read like ‘personal’, I belive what is left now is not more personal than Schwarz’s choose to put us inside in his book. I never meant to harm Schwarz’s I try to review a book.(I posted a mark in the comments so you can se where the old and new comments is). Before I sta...

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500workshop tips & jigs

500workshop tips & jigs

1068 days ago by mafe | 9 comments »

500workshop tips & jigsBy: Stuart Lawson ISBN-10: 1861084234 ISBN-13: 978-1861084231 When someone promises you 500 things in one book you should use your mind and say; Naaaaaaaa…I didn’t and regret that.This book have some good tips, a few jigs that are useful and so on, but it never explains well and the illustrations are not well enough made to show the full story. So sorry, I’m sad to say this book is not worth the money, but even more than I was not clever enough to figure th...

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ROUBO - L’ART DU MENUISIER EN BATIMENT

ROUBO - L’ART DU MENUISIER EN BATIMENT

1068 days ago by mafe | 15 comments »

ROUBO – L’ART DU MENUISIER EN BATIMENTCD Book:http://cgi.ebay.fr/ROUBO-L-ART-MENUISIER-BATIMENT-/330601651096?pt=FR_GW_Livres_BD_Revues_LivresAnciens&hash=item4cf964db98Dealer (other interesting scanned books):http://shop.ebay.fr/editions-ainay/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562 This is a photographed version of the full book with planches and all.It is a French seller from E-bay. After seeing planches from the Roubo book in France, and reading all the hype around this Roubos registra...

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Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use

Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use

1068 days ago by mafe | 17 comments »

Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and UseBy: Toshio Odate ISBN-10: 0941936465 ISBN-13: 978-0941936460 This book is one of the most inspiring woodworking tools books I have read. Toshio Odate has a ability to tell what you want to know, what you need to know and still spice it with stories from his life, Japanese history and myths. This he do in the wonderful tone of a craftsman with a solid long apprenticeship under the wings of a master (his father) and a long lif...

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Making & Mastering Wood Planes

Making & Mastering Wood Planes

1068 days ago by mafe | 13 comments »

Making & Mastering Wood Planes: Revised EditionBy: David Finck ISBN-10: 140272022X ISBN-13: 978-1402720222 This book is a must if you want to build wooden planes in the James Krenov style, and trust me this you want to try; I wish I had the book when I made my first hand plane.There is so much info on the web that we can live without the book and still build hand planes, but if you have the money for the book this it will save you for all the searching and you will be guided throug...

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