Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Romanillos on planes and breakers

TomD
Books rarely go into print the day they are written, though this is at least technically feasible today.

As far as origins are concerned, I remember stories from Williamsburg where they got to a need, had the tool unknown to them) built in the smithy, then later a tool of the exact type was discovered and they were delighted to see the cycle of need and invention had repeated itself.

Today some start with an existing tool, figure out it's uses without asking those who have been using it for decades, then claim invention of the tool as a result. Times change.

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