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My father had one of those multi-function keyhole saws (shown bottom left) that was meant to replace several other saws. I don't ever remember him using it--most likely because it didn't work.
I recently stumbled across these old marketing materials from the Millers Falls company that date from the 50’s and early 60’s. While the message is sexist, it reminds us that tools do indeed make great holiday gifts–for men and women alike.
I love how the company had special boxes for holiday gift giving. If only I could get gifts pre-wrapped for my wife and son.
I'll take a hand plane over a tie or cologne any day. The red tote and knob look especially festive.
This is my favorite image from the series. After seeing it, I found myself humming the Leave it to Beaver theme the rest of the day.
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And, FWIW, the MF keyhole saws actually did work - for things like cutting outlet holes in sheetrock, but they weren't as versatile as the MF marketing department wanted us to believe.
I still have a couple of those puppies. Last used about 30 years ago, as I recall.
I tried buying tools as Christmas gifts for all three of my ex-wives.
Obviously, that didn't work out well. ;-)
I have a Millers Falls 4x21 belt sander I got from my Dad. No idea what the age is but still works like a champ!!
Hilarious... reminds me of a retro cookbook that I got a while back... called "Cakes Men Like."
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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