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sa   ADZE
sa   AWL
sa   AXE
sa   CLAMP
sa   DRILL
sa   FILE & RASP
sa   FROE
sa   HOIST
sa   KNIFE
sa   PLANE
sa   PRESS
sa   PUNCH
sa   SAW
sa   SPUD
sa   VISE

Birth of a notion. An outline and analysis of the various steps in creating an invention. Advice on designing, manufacturing, marketing, patenting, ... a new tool accessory.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1990 (v.4#3) pg. 6

Buying tools by mail. Some tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 59
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 4
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 4

Tooling up. Norm Abram, America's most popular woodworker, picks the power tools and machinery for building a "core" workshop.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 4
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 4

Hand tools. A guide to the essentials for many basic woodworking operations.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 22

A list of 50 tools and accessories for a well-equipped tool box.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. 32

A Japanese craftsman and his tools. The secret of Japanese tool use from a Japanese master, Toshio Odate.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 38

Tips on renting tools. A look at the rental contract, costs, getting the most value, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1984 (v.7#4) pg. 46

Working with hand tools. Bring back the joy of woodworking by learning to use hand tools.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 18

Seven "rules" to remember when investing in woodworking tools.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1994 (v.17#6) pg. 12

Saving money on tools. Advice from the "Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement, Renovation & Repair" on which tools to buy, which to rent, and which to leave for the professionals.
COST CUTS Jan-Feb 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 2

How to save money using rented equipment.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #130 Oct 1971 (v.21#8) pg. 46

How to buy power tools. A look at the differences in construction and quality of internal parts between inexpensive tools designed for the homeowner, light commercial tools, and heavy-duty commercial tools. Includes a price range guide to eight common portable tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 34

How to stock a basic tool box.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 40

How to invest in tools. What kind of tools you should own. Quality and price considerations outlined for power tools for the beginner through the craftsman.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 18

Insights on using tools. Tips on organization, maintenance, measuring, troubleshooting, and safety.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 34

Have tools really improved in 100 years? A special feature compares old handtools with their newer counterparts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 13

How to get a grip on quality. An expert tells the difference between a heavy-duty professional tool and consumer tools. Looks at portable electric tools such as drills and circular saws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 38

A bargain hunter's guide to do-it-yourself discounts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 109

Pro tips to avoid accidents when working with tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 10

The renovator's tool kit. A versatile collection that fits in a carpenter's toolbox.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 50

Tip: Build an overhead sling support for a heavy tool. A bucket of sand counterweights the tool.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 14

One man tells which three power tools are the most important to have in the shop of a serious woodworker.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 36

Antique tools. A buyer's guide to many you can use in your woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 39

Tip: Use a miniature padlock to lock up the plugs of power tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 13

Mechanical advantage. All about woodworking machines and a visit to Rockwell and Powermatic tool companies.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 68

Tips on choosing large power tools. A comparison of some brands and some features.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 74

Tips on determining which steel tools to buy (such as chisels) by looking at the Rockwell C index.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 28

Tools are where you find them. Musical instrument restorer gives tips on locating tools and supplies to solve unique problems.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 58

Made in Taiwan. Copycat tools give U.S. makers a run for their money. Includes tips on buying Taiwanese machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 6

Vintage cast-iron woodworking machines. Tips on where to find them and which ones to buy.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 49

Working wood without electricity. How Amish woodworkers convert modern machines to operate off of a diesel-driven lineshaft, hydraulic pressure, and air power.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 72

How to buy used hand tools. Advice on locating high-quality tools at flea markets and auctions.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 88

Power tool safety tip involves attaching blade or cutter changing wrenches to the plug end of the power cord.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 32

Power tools for starters. How to begin acquiring tools for your home workshop.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1984 (v.9#7) pg. 61

Tooling up. Having the right tool makes fixing-up easier and improves the results. Here's a guide to the ones you'll need. A companion guide to accompany the PBS television series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 72

A list of the basic tools that apartment dwellers and homeowners should have. Includes plans for constructing a toolbox to carry them.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 124

How to get the tools you need. A comprehensive plan for acquiring tools, based on your priorities.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 78

A look at mini power tools for the apartment dweller, hobbyist or model maker.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 98

Pullers, powerful tools for tough jobs. Selecting and using pullers to remove gears, pulleys, hubs, bearings, etc. from shafts. Looks at both commercial and homemade devices.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 92

How to anchor large, stationary power tools to the floor.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1978 (v.67#4) pg. 30

Shop tools from commercial hardware.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #424 Sep 1963 (v.59) pg. 94

Build a foot-operated stop-brake for power tools.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #509 Oct 1970 (v.66) pg. 136

Thirteen tools every man should own and what points to look for in each.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #512 Jan 1971 (v.67) pg. 112

Consumer's guide to tool sets.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #613 Jun 1979 (v.75) pg. 22

Tips on how to buy used power tools.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #614 Jul 1979 (v.75) pg. 92

How to make a hand-operated hydrostatic pressure tank tester.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #50 Mar-Apr 1978 pg. 109

25 tools. A master list of implements for homestead repair and maintenance.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #112 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 88

A guide to Japanese woodworking tools. Includes drawings of three joints commonly used in Japan: (1) a rabbeted oblique scarf joint, (2) a draw pin through a mortised joint and (3) a stub mortise and tenon combined with a gooseneck and lap joint.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 96

How to identify a professional-quality tool.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.6#6) pg. 68

Simple tips to customize tools, making them easier to use, easier to store and safer.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 128
Added Info NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 11

Restoration tools. Four articles recommend a basic tool inventory, both hand and power, for anyone undertaking renovation work. A system for assembling a system of "tool kits" that keep all the tools and supplies needed for a particular task together. Suggested contents listed for paint kit, paint-removal kit and masonry kit.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.17#6) pg. 20

Flexible coupling made from vinyl tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 161

Your tools, one of the best investments you'll ever make. A review of what has happened to the prices of tools. Tips on keeping your tools in good operating condition and bargains which you may find in used tools. Also, what price to charge for tools you are selling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1975 (v.144#5) pg. 104

PM picks 16 tools which the master craftsman should own.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 72

Photos of some new hand tools coming from Japan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1976 (v.146#5) pg. 114

How to make small tools (internal sander, scraper, screwdriver, etc.) from Chinese chopsticks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 131

How to avoid the 6 most common hand-tool mistakes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 190

"Bionic" retriever. Make a mechanical arm for retrieving and assembling small parts in hard to reach places. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 36

Sheet steel tool. A pocket tool, which can double as a key ring, is suitable for checking several common measurements and can be used as an "emergency" screwdriver, wrench, thread chaser, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1982 (v.158#2) pg. 87

How to avoid the most common tool-related shop accidents.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 120

Tool specifications can influence your tool-buying decisions. Here's what to look for.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1984 (v.161#12) pg. 143

Tip: Warm your metal tools (wrenches, sockets, etc.) with an infrared lamp when using them in a cold workshop, outdoors, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 26

Dictionary of woodworking tools. SPECIAL SECTION illustrates and describes an A-to-Z assortment of hand and power tools and various woodworking accessories.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1990 (v.167#11) pg. 65

Suggested tools for an apartment dwellers toolbox.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1992 (v.169#2) pg. 53

Homeowner's toolkit. Suggested list of basic tools required to make improvements and repairs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1993 (v.170#4) pg. 71

Hand tools for $100. Advice on shopping for used woodworking tools (chisels, planes, etc.) and typical prices. Tips on what to buy used and what to buy new.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 46

Rental tools. Tips on those unique tools which you should consider renting to make difficult jobs much easier.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 20

Homeowner tool kits. A list of tools and supplies for household carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 74

How to get good value when purchasing power tools.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.2#8) pg. 22

Split tools, making and using them. A rosette cutter and other cutting and shaping tools.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.36#4) pg. 49

Buying a basic, commonsense tool kit. Some tips.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 10

Japanese hand tools. Advice on selecting, purchasing, and using Japanese woodworking tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 50

Tip: Attach a serrated metal strip to your workbench. Use it to cut string, cord, tape, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 18

Power tools, an explanation of the difference between consumer and professional lines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #47 Nov 1991 (v.8#8) pg. 58

Advice on buying a basic commonsense tool kit.
WOOD MAGAZINE #63 Sep 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 76

The professional difference. Differences between "professional" and "homeowner" tools are discussed. What you need to know before buying power tools.
WOODENBOAT #68 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 35
Added Info WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 7

Buying used tools. Tips on both hand and power tools.
WOODENBOAT #70 May-Jun 1986 pg. 31

The shipwright's toolbox. Acquisition, care and storage of tools for the boat owner and carpenter.
WOODENBOAT #79 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 29

Description of what handtools should be in a beginning woodworkers tool kit.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 6 (164+)

Several useful checklists for use when considering woodworking machines.
WOODWORKER #1044 Nov 1980 (v.84) pg. 744

The craft of cabinetmaking. Part 2. An introduction to large woodworking machines.
WOODWORKER #1089 Aug 1984 (v.88) pg. 484

The craft of cabinetmaking. Part 4. Choosing, buying and sharpening hand tools.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 719

Elbow power. A compendium of hints and ideas for making portable power tools more useful. Looks at drills, drill stands, saws, circular saws, power planes, biscuiters, belt sanders, finish sanders, and routers.
WOODWORKER #1095 Feb 1985 (v.89) pg. 92
Added Info WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 480

The cannibal workshop. How to re-cycle old woodworking machines for use in your workshop. Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1096 Mar 1985 (v.89) pg. 208

The beginning woodworker. Buying a basic set of hand tools.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 16

Hand tools, a must. First in a series on how to choose and use hand tools. Examines what a basic set of hand tools would include.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1973 (v.29#1) pg. 10

A look at the energy consumption of power tools.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 10

A catalog of catalogs. A list of sources of catalogs which describe tools and supplies of interest to the do-it-yourselfer.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 108

Tip: Make a tool borrower sign this agreement to return tool and repair or replace damaged tools.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 9

Japanese woodworking tools. What is available and tips on their selection and use.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 75

Three ergonomic-related factors to consider when purchasing a power tool.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 14

Tip on storing instructions near a woodworking machine by placing them into a piece of PVC pipe attached to the machine.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 60

Ergonomic tools. A look at the new generation of hand and power tools and advice on selecting ones that fit.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 29