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    Project Gutenberg is the first place that ever offered free ebooks.
    The goal of the project was to take classic works who's copyrights had expired and reproduce them in a format which was accessible to the general population.

    This innovative idea got its name from Gutenberg who developed the printing press and movable type. Before that point works were hand written and therefore not available to the masses.

    I am attaching several pages from a book called Handicraft for Boys by A.Frederick Collins, inventor of the wireless telephone. Copyright 1918.

    I love the prices of the saws and the wood. I hope you find the pages entertaining and informative. More books like this are available from Project Gutenberg
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    Last edited by CanadianScroller; 03-19-2007, 08:33 AM. Reason: missing one of the attachments
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

  • #2
    Thanks Carl for the info! I would love to have the one pictured on the bottom row. $25.00!

    I for one really enjoy seeing this kind of stuff.

    DeWalt 788

    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


    • #3
      Second row ... next to last picture. I lost out on one very similar to this on eBay last week. It went for $104. No base but the main unit was really nice.
      Delta 16" 40-530
      Ryobi 16" VS

      "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"


      • #4
        Thanks Carl, i like looking at things like this. Did you see the prices on the woods page 36, (i wish)


        • #5
          You can still get woods at that price.
          It didn't say board feet and it didn't specify a width!
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


          • #6
            Ebony....50 cents a foot

            I really got a kick out of the "fancy woods for scrolling."
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671


            • #7

              I thought I got the book from Project Gutenberg, but I was mistaken I got it from the Internet Archives. The entire book is available Here

              The Internet Archives also has links to Gutenberg.
              Sorry for the confusion. It is still out of copyright and still available for free.
              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


              • #8
                Dang Carl. I would love to have this one too. yaaaaaaaa hu.
                your friend Evie.


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