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IIAH Map Tour the IIAH (virtually, of course) - In our continuing effort to keep amused during these times of "social distancing", here's a link to a virtual tour… ...
Ben's MIll photo Ben’s Mill - This post comes our way from board member Sally Fishburn, http://www.safishburn.net/ Sally's company, S.A.Fishburn, Inc. is dedicated to helping individuals… ...
‘The Greenwood Gift to The Smithsonian Institution’ - By C. Malcolm Watkins, Associate Curator, Division of Ethnology, U.S. National Museum Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume IV, January, 1951… ...
‘Country’s Largest Tool Store at the Turn of the Century’ - by R. James Aber Reprinted from The Chronicle, Volume XXIV, September 1971 One of the finest hardware stores in the… ...
Postcard of The Masonic Temple in Detroit Panoramic Tour of a Great Masonic Temple - https://www.themasonic.com/building_architecture.phpI received this link from member Daniel Semel the other day and thought that other members might be interested in… ...
Blacksmith hammers Disposing of a Tool Collection - This article was originally published by the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Early American Industries Association in October 1981.… ...
Justus Traut's Combination Bull-Nose and Block Plane Title Image Justus Traut’s “Bull-nozed” Convertible Block Plane - In an April 2017 blog entitled “Justus Traut’s Bull-Nose Plane” I discussed a delightful little bull-nose plane from the Stanley… ...
Frontier Culture Museum 2020 Annual Meeting is on the Horizon! - Registration information can be found here. From Forest to Farm, Tools that Tamed the Frontier      This week you will receive… ...
Stanley No. 145 There is a Stanley No. 145! - The “combination plane” was developed to create a woodworking tool that would perform multiple functions and free a workman from… ...
Annual Meeting May 20-23, 2020 - Staunton, Virginia is the location of the Annual Meeting in 2020. There is lots to see and learn in the… ...