Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools

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Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools

Post by daniel_reetz » 02 Mar 2010, 01:54

Although most of my reading over the last few months has been on optics (mostly stuff by Sidney Ray, who is a hero of mine, along with Hyzer), I have a serious soft spot for books on tools. Especially books that teach me how to use them.

Today, I stumbled across two incredible archives of scanned books.

First, the The Evenfall Studios Woodworks Library, which goes a lot further than just woodworking. Mostly titles ripped from Google books.

Second, the Rose Antique Tools tool catalog archive. Be sure to check out the incredible illustrations in the American Axe and Tool caalog.

In the first DIY Book Scanner tutorial, I posted a pretty ugly scan of a US Navy Hand Tools manual. Here's a similar, more modern manual.

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Post by IcantRead » 02 Mar 2010, 02:33

That's some cool stuff! Let me know if you come across plans for foot petal equitment. I have always wanted to make a foot powered band saw. I have heard about them but never seen one.

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Post by daniel_reetz » 02 Mar 2010, 03:17

I'll keep my eyes peeled, T.

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Post by DDavid » 02 Mar 2010, 17:01

If you Google "treadle table band saw" you should come up with a
lot of links. Also "treadle table tools". I have an old frame for a
sewing machine I put a piece of glass on top of for a table and
can take a photo of the mechanism if you like. My grandmother
was still using one in the early 60'es but she had a motor put on
it. Wish I had the sewing part of it, those things can sew leather.
David

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Re: Scanned Libraries of Books About Tools

Post by IcantRead » 03 Mar 2010, 14:58

Nice thanks for the google lookups

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