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This is an index of over 380 tool related articles which have appeared in the pages of The Gristmill since its inception.
[Editor's Note: We would like to thank Stan for his effort to organize this index. The current presentation has the articles arranged by category; click on a category heading in the following table to view a table of article titles falling in that category. The article table contains the title, author name, issue, page and date of publication for each article. You can use your web browser's "Find" capability (look under the "Edit" menu) to search for specific text in the title or author's name. Some of these articles can be found in the Sample Article section; click on a highlighted title to jump to the article. Please note that a more update index is available here. This is a web page version of the index as it appeared in issue 89 (December 1997). ]

 


The index is complete up to issue # 90 (March 1998)



Sorted by Category
Augers & Bits Auxiliary Articles Axes & Hatchets Benches, Chests Biographies Braces & Bitstocks
Chisels & Gouges Hammers Hardware Companies Household Tools, Gadgets Internet Keen Kutter
Machines, Devices Manufacturers Miscellaneous Articles Museums, Research Patents Planes
Planes, Bailey Planes, Stanley Pliers,Wrenches, Screwdrivers Plumb Bobs Rules, Squares & Levels Saws
Sawsets Spokeshaves Stanley Tools Tool Cleaning & Preservation Tools Made in the Mid-West Tools, Miscellaneous
Trades, Blacksmith Trades, Cooper Tools Trades, Farrier Tools Trades, other Woodworking, misc.

Augers & Bits (3 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
How Auger Bits Were Made Part I No. 36, Pg. 8, Jun 1984 W. Brothwell
How Auger Bits Were Made Part II No. 37, Pg. 9, Sep 1984 W. Brothwell
How Auger Bits Were Made Part III No. 38, Pg. 11, Dec 1984 W. Brothwell

Auxiliary Articles (5 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
A Look at Torquay Pottery No. 88, Pg. 26, Sep 1997 M. Gandenberger
Artist Creats Miniature Masterpieces in Bronze No. 88, Pg. 27, Sep 1997 P. Baader
Patent Models in the Kitchen No. 90, Pg. 20, Mar 1998 C. Meeker
Sleigh Bells, A Family Treasure No. 90, Pg. 19, Mar 1998 P. McBride
The Story of Old Abe No. 89, Pg. 32, Dec 1997 S. Tubman
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Axes & Hatchets (7 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Co-operative Axe & Tool Co. No. 47, Pg. 27, Mar 1987 R. Delwiche
Ealiest American Iron Axes, The No. 42, Pg. 12, Dec 1985 J. Kebabian
Hoe-Axe (Sometimes called a Hoax) No. 15, Pg. 13, Mar 1979 T. Geary
Kelley- With an "E" No. 79, Pg. 22, Jun 1995 A. Klenman
Mann Family, The - An Axe-Making Dynasty No. 75, Pg. 9, Jun 1994 A. Klenman
Overcoat Method of Axe Manufacturing, The No. 78, Pg. 10, Mar 1995 J. Mau
USMC Hatchet No. 85, Pg. 30, Dec 1996 J. Miller
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Benches, Chests (4 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Hammacher-Schlemmer Patented Combination Bench & Tool Cabinet No. 62, Pg. 14, Mar 1991 B. Rigler
Hammacher-Schlemmer Tool Outfits - Follow up to Mar 91 Article No. 63, Pg. 22, Jun 1991 I. McPherson
Russel Erwin 1865 Catalog, Ladies' Horticultural Tool Chest No. 88, Pg. 28, Sep 1997 D. Sherman
Tool Chest That Talked, The No. 80, Pg. 17, Sep 1995 B. McDougall
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Biographies (19 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Baader, Bill -Evolution of a Tool Collection of 50 Years No. 66, Pg. 17, Mar 1992 B. Rigler
Baker, Phillip The Carpenters Son No. 71, Pg. 15, Jun 1993 B. Hunter
Fiori Built New Life, Tools In Arkansas No. 24, Pg. 7, Jun 1981 M-WTCA
Fiori, Pietro : A Settler of Tontitown, Arkansas No. 79, Pg. 17, Jun 1995 M-WTCA
Fox, Irving W. Rochester, Minn No. 62, Pg. 12, Mar 1991 L. Brundage
A. Renier
Greenleaf, Wm: Talented, Eccentric No. 28, Pg. 8, Jun 1982 B. Holden
Hargis, Clarence - Personal Interview No. 35, Pg. 16, Mar 1984 J. Grismer
Hill, Rupert l: Furniture Artisian No. 19, Pg. 4, Mar 1980 D. Murphy
Hovey, John The Tools of No. 65, Pg. 21, Dec 1991 R. Pearson
Jacobs, Nick - Farmer, Inventor and Toolmaker Harlan, Iowa No. 58, Pg. 14, Mar 1990 L. Brundage
Morris, John Roseberry No. 72, Pg. 18, Sep 1993 R. Baird
Odell, Eli - Toolmaker No. 23, Pg. 6, Mar 1981 R. Smith
Oliver Sawyer - Notes on New England Edge Tool Makers No. 89, Pg. 25, Dec 1997 R. Smith
Oliver Winchester Before Arms No. 88, Pg. 18, Sep 1997 G. Goss
Peck, B. - Master Craftsman or Gentleman Woodworker No. 69, Pg. 22, Dec 1992 B. Rigler
Sargent, Henry B. (Correspondence with an Inventor) No. 86, Pg. 13, Mar 1997 J. DeLay
Simmons, Edwar Campbell No. 70, Pg. 19, Mar 1993 J. Birky
Sutter, George No. 79, Pg. 13, Jun 1995 F. York
Washington, George - The Farmer No. 70, Pg. 9, Mar 1993 M-WTCA
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Braces & Bitstocks (6 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Boker, The H & R D Pattberg Brace No. 75, Pg. 15, Jun 1994 A. Renier
Lightning Brace, The No. 61, Pg. 14, Dec 1990 R. Pearson
Porter Patent Brace, The Unique No. 82, Pg. 5, Mar 1996 R. Pearson
This Button Brace Didn't Come Easy No. 90, Pg. 10, Mar 1998 B. Baader
Those Nordic Braces Part I No. 65, Pg. 18, Dec 1991 E. Renier
Those Nordic Braces Part II No. 66, Pg. 13, Mar 1992 E. Renier
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Chisels & Gouges (1 Entry)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Edge Tool Makers, Hinsdale, NH (1840 - 1900) - Notes on No. 87, Pg. 4, Jun 1997 R. Smith
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Hammers (9 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Ansley Flex-Jaw Hammer, The No. 49, Pg. 25, Sep 1987 R. Delwiche
Duo-Claw , The -Alias Unicast Hammer Story No. 77, Pg. 10, Dec 1994 R. Mossing
Garth's English Hammer No. 80, Pg. 14, Sep 1995 E. Sayward
Hargis Collection No. 35, Pg. 16, Mar 1984 J. Grismer
Hitching Hammer, A No. 43, Pg. 14, Mar 1986 D. Crowe
Man who Made a Hammer, The (David Maydole) No. 67, Pg. 15, Jun 1992 R. Baird
J. Mau
Maydole Hammer, The No. 44, Pg. 10, Jun 1986 R. Delwiche
Maydole Hammers -Follow-up to Jun, 1992 Article No. 69, Pg. 26, Dec 1992 R. Baird
Snowball Hammers No. 53, Pg. 17, Dec 1988 R. Delwiche
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Hardware Companies (7 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Belknap's Old Pine Knot, The History of No. 86, Pg. 9, Mar 1997 W. Thurman
Belnap Hardware, A Brief History of No. 78, Pg. 23, Mar 1995 D. Cox
Orgill Bros. & Co. Memphis, Tenn - 1847 to the Present No. 46, Pg. 14, Dec 1986 T. Ward
Portland's Queen Bee. The History of No. 82, Pg. 7, Mar 1996 A. Klenman
Top-Of-The-Line Hardware Dealer - Fall & Cunningham ! 853-1861 No. 64, Pg. 15, Sep 1991 B. Rigler
Wisconsin Hardware Dealer -R.J. Richardson No. 66, Pg. 18, Mar 1992 M. Knudson
Witte Hardware Company No. 35, Pg. 8, Mar 1984 J. Grismer
C. Kendrick
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Household Tools, Gadgets (1 Entry)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Spool Holders No. 86, Pg. 21, Mar 1997 S. Linstromberg
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Internet (3 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Buying a Computer No. 86, Pg. 14, Mar 1997 E. Peterson
M-WTCA Computer & Internet Committee Menbers No. 84, Pg. 20, Sep 1996 B. Rigler
Survey result and Computer Glossary No. 83, Pg. 16, Jun 1996 M-WTCA
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Keen Kutter (6 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Hardware Kings (Keen Kutter) No. 35, Pg. 7, Mar 1984 M-WTCA
Keen Kutter and Diamond Edge Lines No. 20, Pg. 8, Jun 1980 M. Henley
Keen Kutter KK Planes No. 83, Pg. 25, Jun 1996 A. Sellens
Keen Kutter Logo, Dating The No. 82, Pg. 8, Mar 1996 A. Sellens
Simmons(Keen Kutter) Collectables No. 81, Pg. 17, Dec 1995 A. Sellens
Trademarks, examples No. 27, Pg. 6, Mar 1982 M. Ramsey
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Machines, Devices (1 Entry)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Restoring a Fay and Egan Jointer: A Case Study (excerpt from "Vintage Woodworking Machinery", No. 87, Pg. 6, Jun 1997 D. Batory
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Manufacturers (32 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
1882 Brown and Sharpe Treatise Found No. 88, Pg. 12, Sep 1997 K. Turner
Am. Arms Co., Boston, Mass Pat. Apr. 21, 1886 No. 42, Pg. 20, Dec 1985 W. Baader
Bayley, William & Co. Core Box Plane No. 36, Pg. 13, Jun 1984 W. Baader
Bridgeport Gun Implement Co. No. 66, Pg. 20, Mar 1992 K. Cope
Canadian Tool Companies No. 53, Pg. 27, Dec 1988 V. Haydon
Chapin-Stephens Co., Pine Meadow, Conn No. 20, Pg. 10, Jun 1980 M-WTCA
Cincinnati Tool Company No. 64, Pg. 16, Sep 1991 T. Lamond
Decatur Coffin Company No. 31, Pg. 10, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
E.C. Atkins - The Rise of The E.C. Atkins Saw Empire in Indianapolis No. 84, Pg. 29, Sep 1996 O. Ramsey
Fitchburg Level Co., Notes on Tool Makers- Information Sheet No.1 No. 83, Pg. 23, Jun 1996 R. Smith
George Parr... Tool maker, manufacturer No. 84, Pg. 16, Sep 1996 T. Lamond
Lauber:Pattern, Handle Maker No. 15, Pg. 8, Mar 1979 L. Borkowski
Lufkin Rule Company No. 49, Pg. 16, Sep 1987 M-WTCA
Lufkin Rule Company - Follow-up information No. 59, Pg. 27, Jun 1990 W. Wilkins
Marples & Sons Selling Terms for 1923 Catalog No. 19, Pg. 7, Mar 1980 M-WTCA
Marples Prices in US Dollars No. 16, Pg. 5, Jun 1979 K. Roberts
Marugg Company, The Snath Maker No. 68, Pg. 9, Sep 1992 B. Rigler
New York Discovery, A - Samuel E. Jones, Toolmaker No. 47, Pg. 23, Mar 1987 A. Lane
Piqua Handle & Mfg Co., Piqua, Ohio No. 59, Pg. 9, Jun 1990 M-WTCA
Russel Jennings Manufacturing Company, Inc. & related article No. 40, Pg. 10, Jun 1985 W. Brothwell
J. Kababian
Starrett Wheels that Let to More Wheels, The No. 86, Pg. 10, Mar 1997 K. Turner
Stearns, G.N : 1864-877, Stearns, E.C.: !877-1956 No. 69, Pg. 20, Dec 1992 T. Lamond
The Swedish-American Connection No. 90, Pg. 6, Mar 1998 M. Knudson
The Winchester Plan No. 55, Pg. 9, Jun 1989 D. Heckel
Underhill Edge Tool Co., Nashua, N.H. 1852-1890 No. 47, Pg. 24, Mar 1987 G. Wynn
Vaughan & Bushnell Mfg Co., A History of The No. 78, Pg. 12, Mar 1995 R. Chapman
Vaughan & Bushnell Mfg Co., A History of The No. 79, Pg. 8, Jun 1995 J. Pfrank
Village Blacksmith No. 39, Pg. 16, Mar 1985 M-WTCA
Village Blacksmith Brand Tools, The History of No. 82, Pg. 12, Mar 1996 J. Baird
Village Blacksmith Tools No. 36, Pg. 14, Jun 1984 R. Smith
Washington Cutlery Co. Watertown, Wis. (Village Blacksmith) No. 39, Pg. 16, Mar 1985 M-WTCA
Wood, A.A. & Sons Atlanta Georgia No. 45, Pg. 10, Sep 1986 A. Shaw
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Miscellaneous Articles (36 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
2nd Quality - A Study of Imperfections No. 17, Pg. 5, Sep 1979 M-WTCA
A Filing System for Tool Collectors No. 22, Pg. 11, Dec 1980 S. Burchard
A Trade Coin, Some Trade Tokens and a Prize Medal No. 52, Pg. 18, Sep 1988 J. Kebabian
Bailey's Patent Spring Roll,Washing & wringing Machine No. 58, Pg. 16, Mar 1990 M-WTCA
Bowin' an' Spikin' in th' Jillikins No. 58, Pg. 8, Mar 1990 J. Price
Cheaper than Sandpaper No. 60, Pg. 11, Sep 1990 B. Carter
Colonial Watermills Part I No. 34, Pg. 7, Dec 1983 C. Howell
Colonial Watermills Part II No. 35, Pg. 9, Mar 1984 C. Howell
Colonial Watermills Part III No. 36, Pg. 6, Jun 1984 C. Howell
Colonial Watermills Part IV No. 37, Pg. 10, Sep 1984 C. Howell
CXIII - marking, Truth or fiction No. 27, Pg. 6, Mar 1982 B. Rigler
CXIII marking - Follow-up No. 28, Pg. 11, Jun 1982 B. Rigler
Diary of a Tool Collector in England No. 27, Pg. 10, Mar 1982 H. Readnour
Eccentric Taper Roller Device of Rufus W. Bangs and Stebbins D. Walbridge, The No. 52, Pg. 12, Sep 1988 P. Kebabian
Harvesting Grain In California No. 85, Pg. 14, Dec 1996 E. Brown
Having Fun On A Limited Tool Budget No. 24, Pg. 4, Jun 1981 H. Pilkinton
Ice From Nature to Consumer - Tools & Methods. No. 67, Pg. 19, Jun 1992 B. Siegel, Jr.
Japanning, The Art of No. 41, Pg. 19, Sep 1985 R. Neal
Liberty Enlightening the World - Renovation of the Statue of Liberty No. 44, Pg. 16, Jun 1986 J. Kebabian
Louisiana Swamps Yield Sunken Treasures No. 88, Pg. 14, Sep 1997 M. Torbett
Making Tools in Bangor, Maine No. 39, Pg. 14, Mar 1985 L. Brundage
Newbury / Newburyport, Mass A Unique Cluster of American Planemakers & Cabinetmakers Part II No. 55, Pg. 13, Jun 1989 B. Blumenberg
Newbury / Newburyport, Mass. A Unique Cluster of American Planemakers & Cabinet makers Part I No. 54, Pg. 10, Mar 1989 B. Blumenberg
Old Grist Mills in Missouri No. 55, Pg. 8, Jun 1989 M-WTCA
Old Style "Square" Nails No. 57, Pg. 12, Dec 1989 H. Howard
Otter Creek Mills Saw Mills No. 67, Pg. 24, Jun 1992 W. Warner
Photographing Your Tool Collection, A Guide to No. 54, Pg. 14, Mar 1989 T. Martin
Photographing Your Tool Collection, More on No. 55, Pg. 27, Jun 1989 H. Stevens
Questions Recently Raised & Discussed Among Three Tool Buffs No. 73, Pg. 20, Dec 1993 K. Turner
Research Using City Directories No. 85, Pg. 18, Dec 1996 R. St. Peters
Rotating Display Case No. 63, Pg. 11, Jun 1991 R. Delwiche
Surveying No. 56, Pg. 15, Sep 1989 J. Kebabian
The Fake-The Collector-The Difference No. 19, Pg. 3, Mar 1980 I. Risley
The Old-Time Timber Trade in Florida No. 55, Pg. 18, Jun 1989 J. Kebabian
What's in a Name - Essay on sources of tool names No. 48, Pg. 18, Jun 1987 E. Sayward
Why "Monkey" Wrench - Origin of the Term No. 48, Pg. 19, Jun 1987 M-WTCA
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Museums, Research (1 Entry)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Museum's Research Center Can Help Collectors No. 90, Pg. 9, Mar 1998 W. Warner
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Patents (31 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Apr. 24, 1917 E. Aber - Saw Set No. 58, Pg. 12, Mar 1990 B. Linstromberg
Apr. 26, 1870 J. Katz Bench - Plane No. 60, Pg. 10, Sep 1990 G. Zerkle
Apr. 30, 1889 Huehn, F.A. - Combination Household Tool No. 37, Pg. 7, Sep 1984 R. Delwiche
Aug. 13, 1902(filed) Alfred Gray - Combination-Rule No. 51, Pg. 11, Jun 1988 M-WTCA
Aug. 27, 1850 Knowles, Hazard - Circular Saw Blade No. 33, Pg. 5, Sep 1983 M-WTCA
Feb 4, 1902 James A. Rose - Washer & Gasket Cutter No. 62, Pg. 8, Mar 1991 R. Smith
Feb. 24, 1959 T.P. Faulconer - Calper-slide rule No. 85, Pg. 20, Dec 1996 W. Feely
Finding Patent Information - And Why bother No. 48, Pg. 10, Jun 1987 J. Oliver
Jan 19, 1897 G.W. Watts & J.B. Smith -Telescopic Rule No. 59, Pg. 17, Jun 1990 W. Baader
Jan. 19, 1864 E. Odell - Improvement in Planes No. 23, Pg. 6, Mar 1981 R. Smith
Jul. 12, 1904 Helb, E - Level & Grade Finder No. 31, Pg. 8, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
Jul. 12, 1910 J.W. Gaede - Sawset No. 85, Pg. 19, Dec 1996 A. Fetty
Jul. 30, 1901 Walter D. Murray - Spokeshave No. 75, Pg. 10, Jun 1994 T. Lamond
Jul. 31, 1877 G.D. Wyckoff - Combination Rule No. 53, Pg. 16, Dec 1988 W. Baader
Jul. 7, 1857 Henry W. Porter - Bit-Brace No. 82, Pg. 7, Mar 1996 A. Klenman
Jul. 7, 1896 Charles Jewell - Extension Rule No. 61, Pg. 21, Dec 1990 W. Baader
Jul. 7, 1896 James J. Fearon Cutting Gage for Packing No. 56, Pg. 18, Sep 1989 B. Baader
Mar 10, 1874 George C. Miller - Bevel No. 62, Pg. 10, Mar 1991 B. Linstromberg
Mar. 17, 1911 (Filed) Oscar Bergstrom - Clamp No. 19, Pg. 6, Mar 1980 M-WTCA
Mar. 5, 1878 H.P. Taylor - Bench Plane No. 51, Pg. 23, Jun 1988 R. Smith
May 15, 1919 George W. Ansley - Hammer No. 49, Pg. 26, Sep 1987 R. Delwiche
Nov 11, 1873 George C. Miller - Dividers No. 63, Pg. 10, Jun 1991 R. Smith
Nov. 1, 1892 Thomas R. Cook - Try Square & Bevel No. 40, Pg. 3, Jun 1985 R. Smith
Oct 13, 1898 (Filed) John A Van Name -Framing - Square No. 19, Pg. 6, Mar 1980 M-WTCA
Oct. 12, 1858 Meriwether Jeff. Thompson - Mitre Bevel Gauge No. 47, Pg. 13, Mar 1987 R. Smith
Oct. 13, 1885 Cephas W. Braskett Protractor and Finger Traveler No. 58, Pg. 7, Mar 1990 W. Baader
Oct. 24, 1916 Wingire, E.C. - Wire Stretcher No. 32, Pg. 7, Jun 1983 T. Martin
Oct. 7, 1884 Olson, Christopher H. - Spiral Screwdriver No. 31, Pg. 10, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
Patent Depository Libraries No. 49, Pg. 13, Sep 1987 M-WTCA
Sep. 20, 1892 L.M. Weaver & Z.C. Leiser - Ruler,Gage No. 40, Pg. 8, Jun 1985 W. Baader
Sep. 3, 1878 Foss, Henry A. - Block Plane No. 38, Pg. 13, Dec 1984 J. Price
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Planes (32 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Austrian and American Plows Compared No. 47, Pg. 19, Mar 1987 S. Burchard
Baskekt Maker's Plane No. 86, Pg. 12, Mar 1997 D. Crowe
Brand Names on Planes No. 47, Pg. 20, Mar 1987 R. Smith
Core Box Plane No. 36, Pg. 13, Jun 1984 W. Baader
Dutch Varken Plane, There's More to the Story on- No. 29, Pg. 5, Sep 1982 S. Burchard
Early Plane Makers and Hardware Dealers in Indiana No. 44, Pg. 12, Jun 1986 C. Ewing
Early Plane Makers and Hardware Dealers of Kentucky Part I No. 42, Pg. 18, Dec 1985 C. Ewing
Early Plane Makers and Hardware Dealers of Kentucky Part II No. 43, Pg. 10, Mar 1986 C. Ewing
Illinois Planemakers and Hardware Dealers No. 48, Pg. 12, Jun 1987 C. Ewing
Jack Plane No. 61, Pg. 13, Dec 1990 M. Ring
Jointer Made For A Tool Box -Dwight French & Co. No. 66, Pg. 21, Mar 1992 E. Renier
Kinney's Patent Gauge Ripping Plane No. 42, Pg. 20, Dec 1985 R. Smith
Marsh M-2 No. 43, Pg. 17, Mar 1986 F. Curry
Murphy, Pat'd Aug. 13, 1867 Plow Plane & Cutter No. 65, Pg. 26, Dec 1991 F. McCarthy
New York's Prison Planes No. 83, Pg. 20, Jun 1996 A. Delans
Ozark Plane No. 38, Pg. 13, Dec 1984 J. Price
Planemakers and Hardware Dealers in Indiana No. 45, Pg. 18, Sep 1986 C. Ewing
Planemakers and Hardware Dealers in Indiana No. 46, Pg. 20, Dec 1986 C. Ewing
Plow Plane patented by Odell, Eli No. 23, Pg. 6, Mar 1981 M-WTCA
Russell, H. of Cabot, VT - Crown Moulding plane No. 20, Pg. 11, Jun 1980 M-WTCA
Sandusky #140 Rosewood Self-regulating Plow No. 77, Pg. 18, Dec 1994 B. Rigler
Sandusky Iron Planes, Advertised Features of No. 77, Pg. 19, Dec 1994 I. Risley
Siegley Planes No. 54, Pg. 6, Mar 1989 G. Wanamaker
Strauss, Sam Jr. Collection No. 36, Pg. 10, Jun 1984 J. Grismer
The Stanley Bedrock Plane No. 90, Pg. 10, Mar 1998 P. Baker
The Stanley No. 239 1/2 Special Dado Plane No. 89, Pg. 15, Dec 1997 J. Wells
Unusual Pair of Planes - Treman & Bros / Ithaca No. 51, Pg. 27, Jun 1988 B. Rigler
Varken Plane No. 36, Pg. 12, Jun 1984 S. Burchard
Victor Planes 1103, 1104, 1105, 1120 No. 86, Pg. 7, Mar 1997 G. Wanamaker
Williams Universal Plane - Found in California No. 57, Pg. 13, Dec 1989 B. Gilmore
Wooding, Robert - Plane No. 29, Pg. 6, Sep 1982 A. Dickas
Yet another Rare #2 No. 70, Pg. 13, Mar 1993 R. Mossing
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Planes, Bailey (4 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Bailey's Excelsior Block Plane The No.9-1/2 Family, Part I No. 83, Pg. 9, Jun 1996 J. Wells
J. Schoellhamer
Bailey's Excelsior Block Plane The No.9-1/2 Family, Part II No. 84, Pg. 10, Sep 1996 J. Schoelhamer
J. Wells
Bailey's Patented Model Part I No. 84, Pg. 21, Sep 1996 P. Whitby
Bailey's Patented Model Part II No. 85, Pg. 17, Dec 1996 P. Whitby
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Planes, Stanley (11 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
135 Smooth Plane No. 75, Pg. 14, Jun 1994 A. Fetty
A Stanley Prototype No. 78, Pg. 18, Mar 1995 J. Wells
Another Rare No. 2, Too? No. 41, Pg. 17, Sep 1985 F. Curry
Defiance No.1213 1/2 No. 71, Pg. 13, Jun 1993 C. Fales
Fibre Board Bevelers No. 21, Pg. 6, Sep 1980 M-WTCA
No Reports of 9 Stanley Planes (Plane ownership survey) No. 19, Pg. 8, Mar 1980 G. Wanamacher
No. 1 Plane, The - My Favorite Tool No. 77, Pg. 18, Dec 1994 B. Hunter
No. 110 Block Plane, Early Models of The No. 81, Pg. 10, Dec 1995 J. Wells
No. 46 Combination Plane Type Study No. 48, Pg. 14, Jun 1987 R. Smith
Nos. 71 and 71 1/2 Router Plane Type Study No. 74, Pg. 6, Mar 1994 L. J. Price
R. Smith
Two Tone Planes No. 43, Pg. 12, Mar 1986 G. Wanamaker
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Pliers,Wrenches, Screwdrivers (9 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Are There Really Left-Handed Monkey Wrenches No. 52, Pg. 7, Sep 1988 R. Delwiche
Bowser Spiral Screwdriver No. 46, Pg. 23, Dec 1986 O. Ramsey
Coes Wrench Company, The No. 69, Pg. 16, Dec 1992 K. Cope
Moore Wrench, The No. 63, Pg. 9, Jun 1991 R. Pearson
Screw-Wrenches and Their Manufacturers No. 57, Pg. 14, Dec 1989 M-WTCA
Screwdriver, Spiral Olsen's patent No. 31, Pg. 10, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
Screwdriver, Spiral, H. Mueller Mfg. Co. Decatur, Ill No. 32, Pg. 6, Jun 1983 R. Smith
Spiral Screwdrivers of Isaac Allard, F.A. Howard and J.W. Jones, The No. 67, Pg. 10, Jun 1992 C. Fales
The Hand Rail Wrench No. 90, Pg. 8, Mar 1998 L. Stivers
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Plumb Bobs (1 Entry)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
The Lowly Plumb Bob - Ridgely No. 52, Pg. 6, Sep 1988 R. Hunter
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Rules, Squares & Levels (34 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
A Most Unusual Rule - 3-in-1 Rule (marking gage,divider, circle scriber. No. 40, Pg. 8, Jun 1985 W. Baader
Board Rules - How to use No. 42, Pg. 20, Dec 1985 W. Baader
Bridge Builders Square and E.H.Robinson's Ruling Device, The No. 47, Pg. 14, Mar 1987 P. Kebabian
Bridge Builders Square, A further note on the No. 50, Pg. 6, Mar 1988 P. Kebabian
Chamberlin, G.L. Combined Square, Plumb, Level & Bevel No. 33, Pg. 9, Sep 1983 R. Smith
Chinese Two-Fold Rule, A No. 71, Pg. 19, Jun 1993 D. Crowe
Cutting-Gage for Packing No. 56, Pg. 18, Sep 1989 B. Baader
Ell Rules No. 46, Pg. 6, Dec 1986 W. Baader
Extension Rule No. 61, Pg. 21, Dec 1990 W. Baader
Folding Plumb-Level - A Rare Find No. 71, Pg. 18, Jun 1993 M. Ring
Fox Adjustable Try Square No. 23, Pg. 9, Mar 1981 J. Stakes
Gunter's Scale No. 55, Pg. 17, Jun 1989 R. Graham
Hedge / Clark Connection, The, or An Unusual Rule Joint No. 47, Pg. 10, Mar 1987 C. Fales
Helb, E - Combined Level & Grade finder No. 31, Pg. 9, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
How Thick is "Extra Thick"- Belcher Bros. & Co. No. 54, Pg. 8, Mar 1989 C. Fales
Ivory Rule No. 61, Pg. 27, Dec 1990 T. Barnes
Ivory Rule follow-up - The Practical Navigator No. 62, Pg. 9, Mar 1991 R. Najarian
Leominster Novelty and Spirit Level Works No. 83, Pg. 23, Jun 1996 R. Smith
Level & Grade Finder- Helb, E No. 31, Pg. 8, Mar 1983 M-WTCA
Lufkin Tape-Rule No. 47, Pg. 9, Mar 1987 W. Baader
Master Rule Co., Inc. Middletown, New York No. 43, Pg. 17, Mar 1986 W. Baader
Metric Zig-Zag Rule No. 41, Pg. 20, Sep 1985 W. Baader
Rufus Porter Plumb, The No. 79, Pg. 19, Jun 1995 K. Mansfield
B. Rigler
Rules You Can Work Wth -Marsh Dry Measure Gauge No. 45, Pg. 20, Sep 1986 W. Baader
Stephens' Patent Combination Rule No. 20, Pg. 10, Jun 1980 M-WTCA
Telescopic Measuring Rule No. 59, Pg. 16, Jun 1990 W. Baader
Topp's Framing Square No. 23, Pg. 9, Mar 1981 J. Stakes
Topp's Framing Square, Another No. 50, Pg. 21, Mar 1988 R. Smith
G. Saucerman
Topp's Framing Tool No. 40, Pg. 3, Jun 1985 R. Smith
Twelve-In-One Tool No. 73, Pg. 27, Dec 1993 C. Tontz
Twelve-In-One Tool - Follow-up No. 74, Pg. 27, Mar 1994 W. Warner
Unusual Rule (Curved Rule , Magee and Richards) No. 48, Pg. 27, Jun 1987 D. Harbin
Unusual Rule - (Follow-up) No. 49, Pg. 31, Sep 1987 G. Braun
Wyckoff's Combination Rule No. 53, Pg. 16, Dec 1988 W. Baader
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Saws (16 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
A Most Unfamiliar Disston Hand Saw No. 54, Pg. 17, Mar 1989 T. Ward
Carcase-saw No. 39, Pg. 19, Mar 1985 R. Coleman
Development of the Saw No. 42, Pg. 15, Dec 1985 K. Wasson
Don't Bodder Me Hand Saw- report No. 83, Pg. 15, Jun 1996 B. Rigler
Don't Bodder Me! No. 80, Pg. 16, Sep 1995 B. Rigler
Early Woodworker Used Originality No. 25, Pg. 5, Sep 1981 I. Risley
Hand Saws in the U.S No. 27, Pg. 7, Mar 1982 E. Schaffer
Handsaw Makers of the United Kingdom (A Supplement) No. 77, Pg. 26, Dec 1994 E. Schaffer
North American Handsaw Makers Part I No. 33, Pg. 5, Sep 1983 E. Schaffer
North American Handsaw Makers Part II No. 39, Pg. 10, Mar 1985 E. Schaffer
North American Handsaw Makers Part III No. 40, Pg. 14, Jun 1985 E. Schaffer
Panther Brand Saws - Woodrough & McParlin Working dates - 1866-1881 No. 36, Pg. 13, Jun 1984 B. Rigler
Richardson's New Timber Saw No. 48, Pg. 17, Jun 1987 R. Pearson
Woodrough & McParlin - More on Bill Rigler's Saw No. 76, Pg. 25, Sep 1994 G. Gandenberger
Woodrough & McParlin Panther Brand No. 81, Pg. 15, Dec 1995 B. Rigler
Woodrough, H.H. The No. 74, Pg. 22, Mar 1994 B. Rigler
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Sawsets (2 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Sawsets Made by Charles Morrill & Company No. 85, Pg. 12, Dec 1996 T. Friberg
This "Junk" Pile Hid a Gem (Buckeye sawset) No. 85, Pg. 19, Dec 1996 A. Fetty
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Spokeshaves (4 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Help Wanted... Makers Unknown No. 77, Pg. 6, Dec 1994 T. Lamond
Knowles-Type Tools: Planes, Spokeshaves and Scrapers No. 89, Pg. 12, Dec 1997 T. Lamond
Metallic Spokeshaves No. 75, Pg. 10, Jun 1994 T. Lamond
Miller Falls Spokeshaves No. 49, Pg. 14, Sep 1987 T. Lamond
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Stanley Tools (14 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
112 Scraper No. 36, Pg. 12, Jun 1984 R. Coleman
A Couple of Scarce Stanley Levels No. 53, Pg. 18, Dec 1988 P. Whitby
Aluminum Levels - Descriptions & Cuts No. 34, Pg. 11, Dec 1983 R. Smith
Another Stanley Spokeshave... or is it? No. 59, Pg. 7, Jun 1990 T. Lamond
Four - Square vise No. 75, Pg. 14, Jun 1994 A. Kennedy
Leonard Baily "Victor" & Similar Spokeshaves No. 50, Pg. 14, Mar 1988 T. Lamond
No. 44 Bit & Square level Repair No. 24, Pg. 6, Jun 1981 A. Kennedy
Patented Stanley Spoke Shaves No. 53, Pg. 12, Dec 1988 T. Lamond
Stanley Collectors: Words of Caution No. 18, Pg. 5, Dec 1979 M-WTCA
Stanley Four Square Tools For Household Use No. 56, Pg. 14, Sep 1989 F. Curry
Stanley Rule & Level Company and Stanley Tools - A Brief History No. 22, Pg. 7, Dec 1980 F. Curry
Stanley Spokeshave... -Follow-up No. 62, Pg. 26, Mar 1991 T. Lamond
Stanley Spokeshave... Another Applicable Patent No. 61, Pg. 16, Dec 1990 T. Lamond
Universal Spoke Shave No. 67 No. 74, Pg. 12, Mar 1994 T. Lamond
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Tool Cleaning & Preservation (7 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
An Alternate Method of Tool Cleanig No. 54, Pg. 31, Mar 1989 B. Lordi
Cleaning and Preserving Antique Tools No. 60, Pg. 24, Sep 1990 D. Goodwell
Cleaning and Preserving Antique Tools - Feed-back No. 61, Pg. 27, Dec 1990 L. Torno
Cleaning and Preserving Antique Tools - Follow-up Dec 90 Letter No. 62, Pg. 25, Mar 1991 L. Torno
Cleaning and Preserving Antique Tools - More Feed-back No. 63, Pg. 20, Jun 1991 B. Nelson
Magic Cleaner ( Cleaning brass, copper and iron Tools) No. 53, Pg. 18, Dec 1988 M-WTCA
Tool To Clean Tools, The No. 41, Pg. 16, Sep 1985 J. Price
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Tools Made in the Mid-West (40 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
A Nodena Plantation Blacksmith in Northeast Arkansas No. 60, Pg. 11, Sep 1990 D. Morse
Aber Perfected Saw Set No. 58, Pg. 12, Mar 1990 B. Linstromberg
Acme Level Company, The - Toledo, Ohio No. 52, Pg. 20, Sep 1988 R. Smith
Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY No. 44, Pg. 9, Jun 1986 R. Smith
T. Ward
Bowser,S. F. & Co., Ft Wayne, Ind. No. 46, Pg. 23, Dec 1986 O. Ramsey
Chamberlin's Square,plumb,level & bevel No. 33, Pg. 9, Sep 1983 R. Smith
Cincinnat Tool Co, The No. 34, Pg. 16, Dec 1983 R. Smith
Combination Tools of the Mid-West No. 54, Pg. 18, Mar 1989 R. Delwiche
Combination Tools of the Mid-West No. 57, Pg. 10, Dec 1989 R. Delwiche
Combination Tools of the Mid-West Part II No. 55, Pg. 16, Jun 1989 R. Delwiche
Decatur Coffin Co. No. 31, Pg. 10, Mar 1983 R. Smith
Dividers, Patented by George C. Miller, Detroit Michigan No. 63, Pg. 10, Jun 1991 R. Smith
E. C. Atkins Vegitable Cutter No. 37, Pg. 16, Sep 1984 R. Smith
E. Smith & Co., Rockford, IL No. 38, Pg. 14, Dec 1984 R. Smith
Evansville Tool Works No. 54, Pg. 19, Mar 1989 B. Linstromberg
G.A. Topp & Co. Indianapolis, Ind. No. 40, Pg. 3, Jun 1985 R. Smith
Greenlee Bros. & Company, Rockford,Il No. 41, Pg. 12, Sep 1985 P. Cullum
Hammer Drill, Rock Island Mfg. Co., Rock Island, Ill No. 53, Pg. 19, Dec 1988 H. Pilkinton
Hand Wrought Hammers with Nail-Holder Groove No. 60, Pg. 12, Sep 1990 R. Delwiche
Hand Wrought Hammers with Nail-holder Groove - Follow- up No. 62, Pg. 27, Mar 1991 A. Hodge
Hebblethwaite's Hammer, Rock falls Ill No. 52, Pg. 21, Sep 1988 D. Crowe
I.N. Sutton & Sons No. 35, Pg. 20, Mar 1984 R. Smith
Illinois Planemakers and Hardware Dealers No. 49, Pg. 20, Sep 1987 C. Ewing
Julius Katz's Patented Plane-Stock No. 60, Pg. 10, Sep 1990 G. Zerkle
Lufkin Lumber Gauge No. 66, Pg. 21, Mar 1992 R. Smith
Marsh and Rockford Tool Companies, The No. 45, Pg. 16, Sep 1986 P. Cullum
Marsh Tool Company No. 43, Pg. 16, Mar 1986 P. Cullum
Miller Co. No. 32, Pg. 6, Jun 1983 R. Smith
Milwaukee Foundry Supply Co. No. 71, Pg. 17, Jun 1993 R. Smith
Owen, William E. - Teacher & Inventor Cedar Rapids, Iowa No. 59, Pg. 14, Jun 1990 R. Smith
Pearson Automatic Shingle Nailer, Robbinsdale, Minn 1894 - 1915 No. 61, Pg. 15, Dec 1990 R. Smith
Reuben Fretz, Clay City, Indiana No. 56, Pg. 16, Sep 1989 R. Smith
Rock Island Combination Blacksmith shop Tool No. 48, Pg. 21, Jun 1987 H. Pilkinton
Rose's Washer & Gasket Cutter, Hastings, Neb No. 62, Pg. 8, Mar 1991 R. Smith
Square Hole Auger Co., The No. 49, Pg. 27, Sep 1987 J. Kebabian
Square Hole Auger Co., The - More Information No. 50, Pg. 6, Mar 1988 J. Kebabian
Square Hole Auger Co., The - Still More Information No. 66, Pg. 26, Mar 1992 G. Little
Taylor's Bench Plane Beveling Attachment No. 51, Pg. 22, Jun 1988 R. Smith
Wash Co. Chicago, Ill , A Mystery Plane No. 39, Pg. 16, Mar 1985 R. Smith
Washburn Company, The No. 77, Pg. 27, Dec 1994 R. Smith
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Tools, Miscellaneous (35 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
"JO" Blocks - A Standard in Accuracy No. 60, Pg. 13, Sep 1990 H. Pilkinton
A Real Skyhook ! No. 73, Pg. 19, Dec 1993 B. Hunter
Ames Shovels - Since 1774 No. 44, Pg. 18, Jun 1986 L. Hardin
Arch-Back froe No. 61, Pg. 14, Dec 1990 O. Ramsey
Barking Spud, A No. 17, Pg. 7, Sep 1979 M-WTCA
Basket Makers and Their Tools No. 85, Pg. 16, Dec 1996 B. Rigler
Bevel, George C. Miller's Patented No. 62, Pg. 10, Mar 1991 B. Linstromberg
Calipers, made by F.M. Greenleaf No. 28, Pg. 9, Jun 1982 B. Holden
Candy Curling Machine - This'll curl your Candy No. 75, Pg. 15, Jun 1994 L. Stivers
Combination Household Tool - Huehn, F.A. No. 37, Pg. 7, Sep 1984 R. Delwiche
Dexter Pencil Sharpener No. 78, Pg. 19, Mar 1995 C. Tontz
English Tools In America, Influence of 18th & 19th Century No. 16, Pg. 12, Jun 1979 K. Roberts
Eskimo Crooked Knife, The No. 45, Pg. 12, Sep 1986 H. Cochran
Hay Knives No. 62, Pg. 11, Mar 1991 O. Ramsey
Maidens ( Follow-up) Paving Rammers and Tampers No. 48, Pg. 27, Jun 1987 H. Greenberger
Maidens (Follow-up) No. 48, Pg. 27, Jun 1987 J. Schoellhamer
Maidens (Paving Rammers & Tampers) No. 47, Pg. 23, Mar 1987 M-WTCA
Maidens, Even More About No. 49, Pg. 24, Sep 1987 J. Kebabian
Miller Wire Stretcher No. 32, Pg. 6, Jun 1983 M-WTCA
Miner's Candlesticks are not Sticking Tommies No. 70, Pg. 10, Mar 1993 H. Whiteside
Miners Candlesticks or Sticking Tommies No. 68, Pg. 8, Sep 1992 H. Whiteside
Miners Candlesticks, A New Discovery of an Old Tool No. 55, Pg. 14, Jun 1989 H. Whiteside
Miter-Plane Machine No. 47, Pg. 12, Mar 1987 R. Pearson
Modern Tool Collectable - Linoleum Cutter No. 77, Pg. 14, Dec 1994 L. Larson
Peening the Scythe No. 29, Pg. 10, Sep 1982 M-WTCA
Primitives: To Be or not to be? No. 49, Pg. 28, Sep 1987 L. Torno, Jr.
Protractor and Finger Traveler No. 58, Pg. 7, Mar 1990 W. Baader
Race Knife, - Another Maker No. 54, Pg. 30, Mar 1989 J. Kebabian
Race Knife, The No. 51, Pg. 18, Jun 1988 J. Kebabian
Race Knives - Follow-up No. 53, Pg. 27, Dec 1988 O. Ramsey
Rockford Pencil Knife Co., Pencil Sharpener No. 78, Pg. 19, Mar 1995 C. Tontz
Stage Screw No. 47, Pg. 27, Mar 1987 R. Smith
The Low-Tech Caliputer Still Has Its Uses No. 85, Pg. 20, Dec 1996 W. Feely
Thompson's Mitre Bevel Gauge No. 47, Pg. 13, Mar 1987 H. Jim
P. Sam
Washer Cutters, The Rest of the Story No. 66, Pg. 19, Mar 1992 O. Ramsey
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Trades, Blacksmith (3 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Blacksmith Stocks, Taps and Dies No. 41, Pg. 18, Sep 1985 H. Pilkinton
Rock Island Combination Forge, Anvil, Vise, Drill, Etc. No. 48, Pg. 21, Jun 1987 H. Pilkinton
The Life and Times of A Family Blacksmith No. 79, Pg. 12, Jun 1995 B. Reek
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Trades, Cooper Tools (5 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
18th-19th Century Cooper's Compass No. 25, Pg. 3, Sep 1981 B. Rigler
Timbers Used in Cooperage and the Manufacture of Vats and Filter Presses PART I No. 15, Pg. 8, Mar 1979 F. Pearson
C. Webster
Timbers Used in Cooperage and the Manufacture of Vats And Filter Presses PART II No. 16, Pg. 14, Jun 1979 F. Pearson
C. Webster
Timbers Used in Cooperage and the Manufacture of Vats and Filter Presses PART III No. 17, Pg. 8, Sep 1979 F. Pearson
C. Webster
Timbers Used in Cooperage and the Manufacture of Vats and Filter Presses PART IV No. 18, Pg. 10, Dec 1979 F. Pearson
C. Webster
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Trades, Farrier Tools (2 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Boutoir-Butter-Butteris, The No. 38, Pg. 17, Dec 1984 J. Kebabian
Take-down Buttresses No. 88, Pg. 16, Sep 1997 B. Rigler
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Trades, other (6 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Logger's Old Remedy for Rust No. 29, Pg. 7, Sep 1982 M-WTCA
Logging Tools - The Second Largest Collection No. 28, Pg. 5, Jun 1982 M-WTCA
Planemaking - An Early Industry No. 50, Pg. 17, Mar 1988 V. Blumenberg
Shipbuilder's Legacy, A No. 50, Pg. 8, Mar 1988 J. Kebabian
Tools of Maine Lobstermen No. 76, Pg. 16, Sep 1994 C. Reichman
Watchmaker Tools No. 70, Pg. 14, Mar 1993 L. Freedland
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Woodworking, misc. (6 Entries)
Article Issue/Date Author(s)
Artificial Wood Graining No. 38, Pg. 12, Dec 1984 I. Risley
Ebonizing No. 60, Pg. 13, Sep 1990 M-WTCA
How to Make Shingles No. 56, Pg. 20, Sep 1989 M-WTCA
Joinery, The Preparation of Wood No. 59, Pg. 8, Jun 1990 M-WTCA
Lyctus Powder-Post Beetle, The - (Worm holes) No. 54, Pg. 17, Mar 1989 H. Sternberg
More Thoughts on Restoring Wood No. 16, Pg. 16, Jun 1979 N. Clokey
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