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Brief History of The James Driggs Shop

Brief History of The James Driggs Shop

Arc and Hammer came to fruition through the James Driggs Shipsmith in Mystic, CT. Starting her apprenticeship at age 15 Shelby began learning the r...

A Brief History of Door Locking Mechanisms

A Brief History of Door Locking Mechanisms

While doors and locking mechanisms date back to Greek and Roman civilizations, we don’t quite know when the first door handle came into use in the United States.

Reading Anvil Weight Markings

Reading Anvil Weight Markings

How to determine your anvils weight via markings. Anvils are marked in a variety of methods but most English anvils were marked using the hundredwe...