Category Archive: Hand Tools

Jan 16

A small exterior door project

This door was made for an outhouse. The client wanted an exact copy in timber that would last a little longer than the previous door. I was quite pleased how it turned out and I learned a few things, which is always good.

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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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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Apr 13

Paul Sellers on crosscut saw sharpening

Paul Sellers is always worth a watch in my book and slowly I’m finding more and more reasons to sign up for his Woodworking Masterclasses. My lack of available space to put anything into practice is the only thing that holds me back. I know once I have watched his …

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