Cross laser pass

A laser pass on a tripod makes aligning things at home a piece of cake. (From catalogue 2011.)



How many baseball bats have been created during woodshop lessons over the past 100 years? Nobody knows. But enough for most people to remember the feeling of seeing that piece of wood twirl on the lathe, and how you can move the tool across its surface to create a pattern.(From the catalogue 1942.)


Wire cutters

There are many types of wire cutters, or diagonal pliers as some call them. Regardless, they all cut by putting an indent in the wire and then forcing it apart. (From catalogue 1939.)



In the 1700s a French king created the world’s first stapler. About 150 years later, George McGill patented an updated version. The version dates from 1941. (From the catalogue 1982.)


Welding helmet

A welding helmet is as scary as it is safe to the wearer. It might look heavy, but this version only weighs 450 gram. (From catalogue 2000.)


Hammer drill

The powerful hammer drill makes light work of putting screws into hard materials, such as stone, masonry, wood and metal (From the catalogue 1990.)


Work helmet

Protective gear, such as helmets and goggles, are mandatory on all construction sites. Something the do-it-yourself enthusiast should consider when working at home. (From the catalogue 1986.)


Measuring tape

Graded in both inches and centimetres, the two-metre measuring tape is one of the home carpenter’s best friends. Today they are mostly in plastic. Here, though, note the ingenious locking mechanism. (From the catalogue 1933.)


Work bench

A decent work bench is a must for anyone with practical or creative ability. The flat surface and clamps that grip the object make everything so much easier. (From the catalogue 1981.)

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