Building woodworking and metalworking projects in the home shop, including patternmaking, casting and smithing.You'll also find plans and information articles and a sprinkling of woodland property and nature pictures.
Friday, April 21, 2017
A Few Vintage PM Workshop Jigs
Well got woke up early this morning when the power went out briefly, looked outside 1" of fresh snow blowing around. Rather than go back to bed ended up spending the morning browsing through some of my shop files. I have a complete collection of Popular Mechanics magazines in paper and on disk, not so crazy about the post 2000 issues but I love the old stuff. I also have all the pre 1930 "Shop Notes" and some "What to Make" volumes. I have also compiled pdf's of all the "Shop Notes" in the issues from 1930 to the 1970's, some really interesting vintage plans and ideas in those files. I decided to scan a few pages readers here might find interesting.
The scan quality is not great but clear enough for most tinkerers to get the idea.
I will try to occasionally upload more of these great vintage jigs, plans and ideas.