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Forum topic by Raymond McInnis posted 08-02-2009 06:20 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Raymond McInnis

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08-02-2009 06:20 PM

On, as well as including narrative chapters and numerous other features, i try to upload historic materials that i think will interest woodworkers who enjoy exploring more deeply the rich past of woodworking, surely one of the oldest pursuits of mankind.

Today i uploaded this manual:—Harry J Hobbs Working With Tools 1935

most other full-text items are listed here, but numerous others are scattered throughout the narrative chapters:

(important note: my first attempt to upload links failed, sorry about this glitch, haven’t learned the “ins and outs” of the LJ board, but hope that this is a remedy that all can use. i think the problem comes from putting urls for pdfs on someone else’s serve, meaning that a “click” sent the software looking for a pdf on the LJ server, rather than my server, all of which means another embarrassing lesson learned the hard way)

if you like the hobbs’ woodworker’s manual, you may also enjoy the titles below. note: to access these titles, click on the link above, and scroll until you locate a specific title:

Archie Frederick Collins, Amateur Power Working Tools Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937

The “Stanley-Carter Router Shaper Catalog no 61”—1935

Herbert E Tautz and Clyde J Fruits, The Modern Motor-Driven Woodworking Shop: How to Plan, Operate and Get the Most Out of I Milwaukee: Woodworkers Educational Department (Division of Delta Manufacturing Co.), 1930, volume 1

any lumberjock who knows of other manuals that maybe can be uploaded for online reading should get in touch

best wishes

ray mcinnis

-- Raymond McInnis Washington State

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 08:13 PM

Ray, none of your links are working, except the ones that have the actual web address. May want to change them.

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 08:46 PM

sorry about that, will fix them

-- Raymond McInnis Washington State

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 02:11 AM


You may also want to add a link to the Old WoodWorking Machines website. They have hundreds of original machinery documents. Everything from parts lists, to catalogs to manuals. Good resource when trying to identify an old tool.

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 02:20 AM

i have several links to owwm, tom.

we have an agreement: owwm uploads materials for large, floor woodworking machines, while does bench-top machines

my personal interest, though, is to make available smaller, often ephemeral, publications, that—after their initial publication—have fallen by the wayside. several on the page linked above fall into that category: ex, Harry J Hobbs Working With Tools 1935; “Stanley-Carter Router Shaper Catalog no 61”

but thanks for the suggestion

-- Raymond McInnis Washington State

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