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Woodwork students practising their skills in workshop.

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Had some spare time today and decided to sort through a collection of Tool collecting books, and old tool catalogues, that I bought last year, ready to list for sale.

The attached photo, was being used as a bookmark, in Patented Transitional &Metallic Planes in America by Roger K Smith.

Probably the book's previous owner, was one of the pupils or maybe, even the Teacher?

Students in workshop

Can you spot the Norris panel plane on one of the benches.

A top-end plane only to be used by the 'gifted' or well to do pupils, perhaps?

These old photographs of student workshops, gives us a good insight into how training in craft trades was achieved.

Great to see, in today's digital age, where physical handling of tools and materials seems to be forgotten.

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