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The purpose of this list is to provide an entertaining, not-quite-moderated, light-hearted, fun, jolly, happy, informative forum to discuss the history, usage, value, location, availability, collectibility, and restoration of traditional tools, including woodworking tools. The emphasis is on muscle-powered tools and techniques, though water-powered machinery (whether steam, or mill pond) is more than welcome.

Other topics that are welcome are (certainly not a complete list):