Type foundry Hoefler & Co. recently tweeted a link to this Flickr page full of wonderful, vintage wood type alphabets. The scans come from Rob Roy Kelley's book 100 Wood Type Alphabets.
Inspiring stuff, indeed. Check 'em out for study or your next DIY project.
Wood Type: Flickr Set by pilllpat (agence eureka) [via Kottke]