Category Archive: Restoration

Mar 18

Sash Joinery (Part 2)

A while ago I did a quick post about traditional sash joinery and the tools in the craft. I had a really good response about it, with lots of people wanting to know more, specifically the order of production and the precise nature of the various …

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Dec 06

‘Millers Falls No.14’ clean-up

A quick clean up of a great plane, with some ‘before and after’ shots. I love the Millers Falls brand, with many a plane passing through Hackney Tools Towers. Mostly, I’ve regretted selling them on, and if I find any more in good condition, I’ll probably hang onto them. One recent acquisition …

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Sep 26

North Bros “Yankee” 2100 Brace

I’m currently looking out for one of these braces. Not easy to find in the UK, but hopefully some US readers may turn something up. North Bros. Mfg. Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made a line of high quality braces, starting within the year preceding March 6, 1923. You can see the patent …

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Sep 02

Slideshow 2 – Bridgewood & Neitzert

(Please click on the titles above to go to the slideshow) Bridgewood & Neitzert Ltd, Violin Repairers, Dealers and Makers, 146 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JU. I had such a nice reponse to the first photoset about London makers I made, that …

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Aug 07

A good reference

I’m back in London after sweating it out in Austria for two weeks in 40 degree heat. I welcomed London rain like a long-lost friend. During an hour on the laptop, hiding from the worst of the heat, I found the blog of one ‘Jack Plane’ called Pegs & Tails. …

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