Check out Old Fart Woodworking on youtube. Kevin has been sending out some mitre boxes to folks and rather than leave them on their own […]Continue reading
H.C. Marsh Tool Co. was formed in 1888 by Horace Clarence Marsh. The manufacturing plant was located at 220 Race power Water Street. This area was in the original Rockford Industrial Center adjacent to the Rock River.
The primary product in the early years was the famous Marsh Picture Frame Mitre Vise. This was patent No. 408,248 granted August 6, 1889. A line of high-quality cast iron mitre boxes was also manufactured by this firm.
Setting or sharpening crosscut saws is a job for an expert, but in some isolated regions experienced filers are not available. Saws must, however, be kept in good repair.Continue reading
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This is a Jefferson 14″ Backsaw sold by Sargent. Their designated #41. I’ve Lightly cleaned and sharpened this. According to Hand-Saw makers of North America […]Continue reading
Published in the March 1901 Carpentry and Building trade paper. Common Sense Saw Filing Clamp, We show in Fig. 9 of the illustrations the application […]Continue reading
From the collection of Michael Powers This piece of handsaw history was picked up in an auction in Illinois. Hazard Knowles is best known for making […]Continue reading
By James R. Norris There I was innocently walking through a resell shop looking for a bird bath. I felt a tug on my pants […]Continue reading
The stamp ( it’s not an etch) says Cornell Willis & Co There maybe “wood & co” under Willis in the arch. Maybe it got […]Continue reading
By Bob Summerfield (www.rmsaws.com) Missoula, Montana January, 2017 Henry Disston & Sons of Philadelphia, PA made more handsaws than any other manufacturer in history. The […]Continue reading