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Dyverse Musings on the Ephemera & Books of Early Trades, Crafts & Industries to include early photography, trade catalogs, billheads, manuscripts, antique tools, woodworking, leather working, metal working, textiles, books of course and the publishing thereof.
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Hand Craft, A Text Book...Being An English Exposition Of Slojd by John D. Sutcliffe 1890

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:42pm
Hand Craft, A Text Book, Embodying A System of Pure Mechanical Art, Without The Aid Of Machinery. Being An English Exposition Of Slojd; As Cultivated In Sweden And By The Scandinavian Peoples. By John D. Sutcliffe. Pub: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh; Newbery House, Charing Cross Road, London. 1890 What can I say? The British were not content with the Swedish Slojd and how to create their own version. Truth be told, there is little difference in most Slojd books, with the exception of Barter, who really had to learn to relax a bit. Sutcliffe took the workbook of Slojd,...
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Buy the best tool that you can afford. Is it no longer a truism?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:08am
Curmudgeon Comment of the day: Aside from the obvious answer of price, why do so many woodworkers today purchase tools made in China or India? The lack of support for American and even European made products in this craft confuses me in as much as at the same time as tools made in China and India are becoming a predominate factor in the marketplace and workshop, we are calling the death knell of the US/European economy through support of the China and Indian economy which, by and large, is based on worker debasing shop conditions, low pay and often environmentally...
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M.D.U.S.N. Surgeon's Amputation Saw

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:33pm
Whilst perusing a local antique store, one of those group stores that offer everything from scented candles to honest antiques, this little number found it's way into my hand: On the tote is stamped M.D.U.S.N. and above that, PANAPL (something) CO., or at least I think that's what is stamped. The blade measures in at 8.25 inches long and the entire saw is 12 inches in length. I'll leave the dating of this and identifying the Company name up to those who know. Cost me $20.00. Also picked up a 12 part tin candle mold and a rose colored, hand...
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The Return Of The Blog

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:25pm
Starring - Walter Pidgeon, as the Ford Doctor at Lancaster's Garage, General Repairing at Highways No. 2 and No. 3. That's Walter Pidgeon in the suspenders, standing with his hand on the fender of an automobile which, while I can't identify it, I have no doubt someone will within short order. For a close up of Mr. Pidgeon, take a look at this image of the inside of the shop: What's all the fuss about? This is the first post on this blog in a great many months. I've moved from the cold, cold, rainy northeast coast to the hot,...
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