The Gristmill

The Gristmill is the official publication of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Inc. It is printed quarterly and distributed exclusively to our members, which is one of the key benefits of membership in our organization. The Gristmill contains numerous articles relating to the history, usage, and understanding of tools. It is also contains all the key information pertaining to M-WTCA meetings, news, upcoming events, auctions, announcements, want ads, and general articles of interest to tool collectors.

The Gristmill is only available to members and to you, once you join our organization. The informational value you will get from The Gristmill is worth much, much more than the cost of your membership!!

Here are the feature articles in the latest issue of The Gristmill. (Please check out those with links) See what else you missed if you are not a member!!

Gristmill Articles in the December 2017 issue

  • Coast to Coast Tool Hopping
  • John and Julie’s Travel Tips
  • A Father’s Day Story
  • Two Special Order SPIERS Planes
  • You Can’t Hear It Coming If it Doesn’t Make a Sound  – The Surprising Palate For A Mason’s Legacy
  • The Visage of Leonard Bailey – “A Retrospective & New Perspective”
  • Stanley Four Square Tools – In Memory of Ray Nissen
  • Update to Langdon Mitre Box Company
  • Help Identify Large Try Square
  • What’s It?
  • Meeting reports and much, much more!!

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