Friday, 19 October 2012
Antique Woodworking Magazines
I visited Dansell Gallery recently to take down some more stock and Danielle showed my a couple of boxes of old woodworking magazines. The earliest of them dated back to 1914, almost 100 years ago and I couldn't leave without buying two. They cost me £5 each which was good value for something as rare and old as this, although when I looked at the cover price 3d I realised that was about 1.5 pence (1 cent) in today's money! She has plenty left if anyone is interested http://www.danselgallery.co.uk/
Here is a shot of the back covers, the adverts were fascinating and more interesting than the articles inside!
J Buck was advertising a work bench for under £2, albeit a flimsy looking thing.
A nice article on a tool chest with measurements.
This is an interesting advert for a sharpening jig which could easily be made in the workshop.
The articles and text look very similar to the layout of the early copies of Fine Woodworking.
Here is a lovely piece from the Gallery with sculpted end panels.
Some tables in the upstairs gallery.