American Woodworker's Hand Tool Fundamentals

American Woodworker's Hand Tool Fundamentals

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Take your hand-tool skill-set to a new level with this woodworking book & discover tools, techniques, and other advice...[Read More]
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The Great Hand Plane Revival

The Great Hand Plane Revival


Bench-side instruction on tuning, sharpening and using your grandfather's old plane! [Read More]

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Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson

Joinery Handplanes
with Bill Anderson


Learn how to identify, use, and repair wooden and metal joinery planes in this five hour instructional video that's...[Read More]
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Buying & Restoring Hand Tools with Ron Herman

Buying & Restoring Hand Tools with Ron Herman


Learn how to purchase old hand tools at a good price for restoration purposes. Rom Herman will demonstrate how to restore several types of hand...[Read More]
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Blacksmithing for Woodworkers: Forging A Compass

Blacksmithing for Woodworkers: Forging A Compass


In Forging A Compass, master blacksmith Peter Ross walks you through the stepsat the forge and the workbenchto create...[Read More]
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American Swiss File & Tool Co. - Company Overview

1896 - Acme Folding Chair Company - C. D. Schermerhorn

1999 - An Ax to Grind: A Practical Ax Manual by Bernie Weisgerber (USDA)

E. C. Atkins & Co., Inc. - Company Overview


Belknap Hardware Co. - Company Overview

1864 - Bliven, Mead & Co. - Illustrated Catalog of Hardware and Tools

1888 - A Treatise on Belts and Pulleys by Howard Cromwell

1890 - The E. R. Burns Saw Co. Catalog

1890 - Builders' Hardware for Architects, Builders and House Furn. by Clarence H. Blackall

1891 - Bartholomew Braces Catalog - Company Overview

1909 - Barlow Hardware Co.  Price List

1900 - E. W. Bliss CO. Catalog and Price List


P. & F. Corbin Company - Company Overview

1883 - Cooke & Co.'s Illustrated Catalogue of General Machinery and Supplies

1890 - The Chow & Cunningham Co. Catalog

1915 - Agricultural Apparatus - Central Scientific Co.

1917 - Geo B. Carpenter Hardware Catalog

1919 - The Cleveland Twist Drill Co., Catalog No. 39 - Cleveland, Ohio.

2010 - Chappell Universal Square by Chappell Universal Square and Rule Co.


1910 - The Defiance Machine Works - Catalog No. 200

Henry Disston & Sons - Company Overview


1876 - Surgical Instruments Catalog - Evans & Wormull, London


Fort Pitt Hardware Co., Pittsburgh, PA

Peter A. Frasse & Co. - New York, N.Y. - Company Overview


Goodell-Pratt Co.

1891 - John H. Graham & Co. Hardware and Tools

1894 - George Gillies - Carriage Hardware

1859 - James Gregory's Catalog of Cuts and List of Prices


1891 - Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Catalog No. 4

1900 - Tools and Benches for Manual Training Schools -Hammacher, Schlemmer & Co.


1951 - How to Select, Use, and Care for Bits - by The Irwin Co.



Keuffel & Esser, Co. - Company Overview



1893 - Engineering, Surveying and Scientific Instruments by Mahn & Co.


William Marples & Sons, Sheffield, UK - Company Overview

Millers Falls Company - Company Overview

Monhagen Saw Works - Company Overview

Morse Twist Drill and Machine Co.

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