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Methodical and Mesmerizing Tool Restoration Videos from Hand Tool Rescue

In a recent DiResta vlog, Jimmy was hanging out with Eric from Hand Tool Rescue, talking about tools and tool restoration. I had never heard of Hand Tool Rescue, but thanks to Jimmy’s recommendation, I spent the weekend binging on a bunch of the videos on the channel. Eric lives […]

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DiResta Gives a Tour of His Type-Making Machines and Printing Presses

Take a tour of a growing letterpress printing machine collection.
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George Washington Inauguration Hatchet and Other Rarities at Antique Tool Museum

Here at Make: we love using and discussing the latest, most innovative tools. After all, better tools help us build better projects. But what happens to the old tools we no longer need? Evidently, some of them receive a second life as items in the An…

Pristine 1838 “Rose Engine” Lathe

A rose engine is a type of geometric lathe used to produce complex radial engravings called Guilloché, which are used both for decorative and security (i.e. anticounterfeiting) purposes. Those of you with more than $238,000 of disposable cash lying ar…

Tool Tales: The Pump Drill

A pump drill is an ancient tool traditionally been used to generate friction heat for starting fires, as well as for boring holes. The principle of a pump drill’s operation is similar to the button spinner or whirligig, in which rotational momentum is …