Welcome to the Vintage Projects Collection!

Our goal is to preserve the inspired DIY spirit of the past. Our free project reprints cover farm machines, the woodshop, machine shop, boats, archery and more. These vintage plans come from a half-century ago when do-it-yourself enthusiasts turned wood, metal and old motors into useful workhorses, functional tools, and toys.

Most of the plans are in PDF format. If you don't have it, get the free PDF reader.

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Featured Project - Build a Shop Forge

Have the hankering to make your own fireplace poker? Curtain rods? Interesting ornaments or scrollwork? Build a coal burning shop forge!

Most of our projects take something scrapped and turn it into something useful. The blacksmith's coal forge is no exception — an old cast-iron sink is transformed into a forge with a novel design — an integrated quench tank.

With this great little shop forge you'll spend more time forging, and less time playing with the fire due to the electric blower made from any old hair dryer or vacuum.

 


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