Category Archive: Machinery

Jun 26

East End Canal Heritage

In the relatively short time I’ve lived in Hackney myself, I’ve seen a radical shift in the use of the canals in the area. For one, more and more people are living on them, with the costs of a barge and berthing being preferable to living in a minute flat with sky-high …

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Jul 01

Machines of the American Wood Working Machine Company

A recent post by Jeff Burks on the Lost Art Press site talked about a resourceful chap who could repair the heading planers from a wood shop, (a nice article drawn from The National Cooper’s Journal of 1906). The skills of the man and his repairs got me thinking about the older woodworking …

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