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New Tools Were Last Added: 2020-08-09 (newest items on top)

Update 2020-08-09 I am back! Power and Internet were restored this afternoon, a full two days ahead of schedule. I was offline most of the past week so I have a pile of emails to respond to and tools to ship. I appreciate your patience while I work through the backlog. Later this week.. a massive update of amazing stuff! Okay.. a massive update of mostly solid usable tools with a few amazing things and some oddball stuff that hopefully someone will want. Thanks for stopping by! --Josh


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Books For Sale



Original Disston 1945 Saw, File, and Tool Manual.
This manual was produced by Disston for decades. It contains descriptions of their products, their care, and use. This one has damage to the back cover, as well as the index page and inside back cover. All of the other pages are legible. It has some great period photographs in it.
$15
Item Number b1160
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Lufkin no. 7 Catalog.
This is an original 128 page catalog of Lufkin machinist tools. It's not dates but probably dates to the 1930-40s. An excellent reference guide to Lufkin's top quality tool.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $15
Item Number b1061
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1904 Cheney Catalog Reprint.
34 pages, mint condition. This contains Cheney's full line of hammers and tools made in Little Falls, NY.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1077
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Original 1930 Atkins Saw Book for Home Crafsmen.
This is a fun little book with 32 pages. It's fully illustrated and describes Atkins' line of handsaws and other tools, offers suggestions on their care and use, and details several home workshop projects. The cover has split at the spine but remains in good condition. A scarce and fun Atkins reference
Left-Over and Reduced to: $22
Item Number b1096
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1887 Joshua Oldham Saw Catalog Reprint.
Oldham was a major New York sawmaker who seemed to specialize mostly in band, circular, and mill saws, but who also made a full line of handsaws. This catalog also features Oldham's 32 page History of Saw Manufacture and Use. This is a 1976 EAIA reprint, not a common book to find at all.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number b1109
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1897 Buff & Berger Scientific Instruments Catalog Reprint.
This is a 150 page paperback catalog reprint. It contains scientific, engineer's, and surveyor's tools of all types along with numerous illustrations and detailed descriptions. It also contains about 100 pages of instruction on the aforementioned trades, some of which requires a higher level of knowledge of trigonometry than I have.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $2
Item Number b1111
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Original Stanley 1941 Catalog no. 34.
This is one of the first catalogs published during the WWII era which mentions the potential for shortages due to the war effort. It still contains Stanley's full line of hand tools of all sorts. It's 232 pages and in excellent condition. A valuable reference book.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $30
Item Number b1119
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1939 Disston Saw, File, and tool Manual.
This 48 page booklet contains many photographs and descriptions of Disston's line of handsaws, other saws, layout tools, files, and lots of other tools. It has a nice cover that's slightly loose. All of the pages are in good shape. A fun, interesting read.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $24
Item Number b1120
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Jackson & Tyler 1880 Catalog Reprint.
112 pages, excellent condition. This catalog contains this Baltimore, MD hardware company's lineup of woodworking, blacksmiths, and machinist tools. Lots of good stuff in here, not just pricing but many illustrations and descriptions of the tools they sold.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1121
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Early 1860 Belcher Brothers & Co Catalog Reprint.
This is a Ken Roberts reprint of the 44 page original catalog of rules and other tools sold by this New York manufacturer. It also contains Roberts' commentary on the company and its history. An interesting, early reference book for American tools in the pre-Civil War era.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1123
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Winnie Machine Works Catalog Reprint.
42 pages, excellent condition. This catalog is undated but likely dates to the mid-late 19th century. Much of the focus is on hoop machinery but it also contains a lot of early woodworking machinery. It's profusely illustrated and offers vivid descriptions of the benefits of each tool. There is some fascinating, big, early iron in here. It's a fun read.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1127
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Owatonna Tool Company 1925 Catalog Reprint.
This 24 page booklet was originally published in 1925 and reprinted in 1975. It contains the Owatonna, MN based company's line of mechanics tools.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1135
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Stanley 1892 Catalog Reprint.
This 62 page catalog is in excellent condition. It contains Stanley's line of planes, layout tools, rules, levels, and other hand tools. It also includes an insert containing Stanley's Everlasting Chisels. A valuable reference.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $18
Item Number b1138
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Scarce E.M. Boynton 1876 Catalog Reprint.
Boynton was a large sawmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. They offered a full line of hand, circular, and logging saws as well as related tools. It's the only Boynton reference I'm aware of. It was printed in small numbers and quite hard to come across.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number b1144
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1877 Sandusky Tool Co. Catalog Reprint..
68 pages, new condition. This is one of the earlier and harder to find Sandusky catalogs. Sandusky was one of the largest plane and toolmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They made all sorts of tools including many of the planes sold by Sargent. An excellent reference.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $16
Item Number b1145
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Jackson & Tyler 1880 Catalog Reprint.
This firm was a hardware retailer in Baltimore specializing in woodworking, machinist, and blacksmith tools. this 112 page catalog reprint is in new condition.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1149
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Original Anchor Brand Hardware Catalog.
370, fair condition. Based in New Britain, CT, this company made hardware and accessories for farmers and ranchers apparently specializing in horse tack and related hardware. It has some wear and light doodling in some of the pages.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1151
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Original Stanley no. 34 1938 Catalog.
This is a beautiful example in exceptional condition. It contains Stanley's full line of pre-war tools of all kinds including planes, mitre boxes, braces, rules, etc. Everything Stanley made during its heyday. A valuable reference guide.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $28
Item Number b1155
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W. & C. Wynn 1810 List of Prices Reprint.
36 pages, excellent condition. Not illustrated, but contains a complete and early price list from this Birmingham, England maker. A scarce reprint.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $2
Item Number b933
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