Out of the Woodwork: Name Brand Tools

Whether you know it or not, you often reach for eponyms in the woodshop.
By Philip Leon
Page: 104

From the December 2006 issue #159
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Distinctive furniture styles such as Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Phyfe and Chippendale are named for their creators. The fancy word for a person whose name becomes synonymous with an object is eponym. We use eponyms when we build furniture or other projects using Phillips screws, Forstner bits and Allen wrenches. But who were these eponymous inventors?

From the December 2006 issue #159
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