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A Unique Tongue Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 66. no. 2, June 2013 by Willard Anderson I teach a workshop on restoring wooden planes at the Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. One of the students at...

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Nailmaking in the Eighteenth Century

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 64 no. 4, December 2011 by Kenneth Schwarz Colonial Williamsburg is currently reconstructing James Anderson’s Revolutionary War-period blacksmith shop and public armoury using material prepared by Colonial Williamsburg tradesmen—carpenters,...

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E. H. Morris Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 29 no. 2, June 1976 by Raymond M. Smith This is a plane that I recently acquired (Figure 1). It is a beauti­ful iron-soled 22″ fore plane, with beechwood...

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A Danish Sabot Axe

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 40 no. 1, March 1987 by David B. Crowe On an international basis, the wooden shoe is typically regarded as a Dutch object. This understanding may be due, perhaps,...

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Fillet Cutting Plane

Excerpted from The Chronicle Vol. 30 no. 1, March 1977 by Ivan C. Risley Several tool collections contain a small “plane-like” item that seems only to confuse the owner as to its purpose. This...