The mother load!

Just a quick note this morning before work…I wanted to pass along to everyone a most impressive project recently completed by Jeff Burks. Its seems Jeff has spent the last few months compiling a 5 volume PDF file on US saw sharpening patents. It totals almost 16 thousand pages of drawings and text for patented American saw vises, sets, swages, filers, grinders, gauges, gummers, shapers, jointers, etc. The research covers all tools related to handsaw sharpening, but is not limited to handsaws. Check it out…

http://www.carpentryarchive.org/files/saw_sharpening_vol_1.pdf

Also, Jeff completed what he called a “side project”…a similar compilation of all known US patents by Henry Disston…that’s some side project!!!! Def check this one out too…

http://www.carpentryarchive.org/files/henry_disston_uspto.pdf

I’ve just scratched the surface of these monumental works…you will be impressed, as I am.

Nice work Jeff!!!!

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Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 10:06 am  Leave a Comment