|Issue 83 contains a large amount of technical information about files, including
charts on Machinists' and Swiss Pattern files. Step by step illustrations for
a 19th century door latch begins this issue and will be concluded in the August
issue. Also this month is the volume 1-7 Blacksmith's Journal Index.
||Filing is an important skill for
every blacksmith to learn.
The July issue features an
in-depth study of filing techniques,
file types and use of files by
|A post vise stand (this one is on wheels)
makes it possible to "float" a vise around
the shop for various needs. It can also
be taken to a job site if necessary where
it can be used close to the work.
||This small latch is representitive
of a series of latches made in the
mid to late 19th century. They
featured a knob and cam-lock in
conjunction with a more traditional drop bar.