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02-24-2012 08:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta grams free woodworking plans plans woodworking magazine flying chips

from 1932 to 1972 the largest home woodworking publication was the Delta Grams and Flying chips Magazines. These historic books are packed full of timeless ideas on things to do and how to do it in your home workshop they will be available for free download thanks to an agreement between This Old Workshop and Delta Tool Manufacturing the New Delta wants to grasp the history and bring that history to woodworkers world wide we have decided to release these at a rate of at least 2 issues per month and will also be uploading several special issues from Delta in the 1963 era the name of the magazine was changed to flying chips under the ownership of Rockwell corp this didn’t change the quality of the magazine now is your chance to see these vintage magazines for free and you can download them to your computer or tablet or even your smart Phone simply go to this Page and start the fun I do hope you enjoy these as much as I did over the years I have collected them.

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 08:35 AM

Thanks for posting this!
I’ll be sure to save every issue.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 08:52 AM

thank you Dude … you are the man of the month :-)
do you have an exstra job in red cloth 24/12

I just added this to the new list superdave271 have made if you don´t mind

thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 08:57 AM

thanks for the link Dennis be sure to surf the rest of the site we have some great thing coming up in tool a product reviews

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 09:22 AM

I will now you have made me to it
wuold have before …. but time fly as you know


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#5 posted 02-24-2012 10:55 AM

About five years ago Popular Woodworking published a wonderful book “Old-School Woodshop Accessories” compiled/written by Chris Gleason containg some 40 reproductions of the original Deltagram articles from the 1930s – 1940s.
Profusely illustrated, it’s a good trip down memory as well as expanding the Deltagram articles with new, up-to-date project plans.


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#6 posted 02-24-2012 11:30 AM

yes that is a great book i got several copies for 1 cent at amazon it is a unique look into the delta grams it is interesting that they didn’t have permission to reprint the delta grams in the book as far as i am able to find out the book is a great read if your into delta grams like I am you can buy it here

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 11:57 AM

Lance, that’s a great link !
Thank you from the same time zone, but the other end of the day.
You’re up late, I’m up way too early.

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 12:19 PM

Hey Lance thanks for the heads up.

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 12:50 PM


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#10 posted 02-24-2012 12:51 PM


Excellent! I am thinking about building the cannon in the 1972 edition and looking forward to seeing future editions.

Looked at a couple of your reviews on your site also. Have been interested in the Rockler trim router table to use exclusively for round overs. Your review was very helpful in my decision to get one.


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#11 posted 02-24-2012 01:50 PM

thanks Lance!

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 03:11 AM

Some interesting nostalgia Lance, thanks for the post :)

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 03:18 AM

Thanks for the web site!

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 03:35 AM

I just ordered that book!

I don’t know… I really had to think about that price…!!

I still don’t see how they can do it… A Penny for the book, $3.99 shipping = Delivered $4.00!

Can’t beat that!

BUT, How can they do it?! Does not make sense…

Thank you!

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#15 posted 02-25-2012 04:09 AM

you are all very welcome we also have more great stuff coming up we have a guest writer Mat cianci The saw wright from the saw will be doing a new article due out monday that teaches you how to buy high quality hand saws for the best price no more guess work after you read this great article and in the works are articles from Matt on saw sharpining this will be a series on how to take care of your saw and when to send it to a real pro like Matt also My Sharpiner article and many many great tool reviews and thing are in the works we want to help woodworkers make wise decisions and the delta gram archive is just the beginning please tell all your friends to come to this old and to collect all the delta grams

also I am looking for copys of early delta grams top prices paid for the ones i am missing if you have these few that i am missing you can help complete the archive

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