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Date registered: June 5, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Mini-Workbench Plans — July 5, 2017
  2. East End Canal Heritage — June 26, 2017
  3. Distinctive Norris A7 — May 14, 2017
  4. Info on coach making tools? — February 21, 2017
  5. Marples ‘Shamrock’ Tool Cabinet — January 7, 2017

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Jul 05

Mini-Workbench Plans

This is a nice project you might want to make if you’re pressed for space, or if your current setup doesn’t include a sturdy bench top with a vice. Steve Tomlin of SBT Design recently won first prize in the worldwide ‘Masters of Wood’ plans competition 2017, organised by Triton tools. …

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Jun 26

East End Canal Heritage

In the relatively short time I’ve lived in Hackney myself, I’ve seen a radical shift in the use of the canals in the area. For one, more and more people are living on them, with the costs of a barge and berthing being preferable to living in a minute flat with sky-high …

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May 14

Distinctive Norris A7

As readers of this blog will know, I do trade in collectable woodworking tools, but I don’t often get round to keeping many of them myself. I see little point in keeping tools on a shelf, when they could be being used in a workshop and appreciated in use, rather than for purely aesthetic reasons. …

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Feb 21

Info on coach making tools?

This beautiful coachmakers plough plane went past my limit last week on a well-known auction site. I should have gone higher, but a limit is a limit. It’s a stunning tool with a fence that will work around curves, such as a coachmaker might require. I have had so many coachmaker-related tools of this kind …

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Jan 07

Marples ‘Shamrock’ Tool Cabinet

This little Marples cabinet is offered for sale from Michael French. Please get in touch with Michael by emailing him with this link if you would like to ask any questions or talk prices.

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