Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that the information contained in some of these articles may be out dated. It is being presented here as a part of preserving the heritage of MWTCA and the antique/traditional tool world. The section on Useful Reference provides more current information.
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4 For Iron Plane Collectors: Announcing the publication of “The Stanley Plane” By Alvin Sell
9 Knowles-Type Tools: Planes, Spokeshaves and a Scraper
11 Notes on New England Edge Tool Makers, I: Edge Tool Makers, Hinsdale, NH, 1840-1900
12 Notes on New England Edge Tool Makers, II: Oliver Sawyer (1794-1836), (O. Sawyer), Edge Tool Maker,
13 Phillips’ Shingling Clamp: A Whatsit Identified
14 Photographing Old Tools with a Digital Camera
18 Spiral Screwdrivers of Decatur, Illinois
23 The Hedge/Clark Connection: An Unusual Rule Joint
30 What’s in a Name: Surnames and Occupations