Tool Makers

Last Man Standing

Many thanks to Richard Cohen again, who sent me this link to a new video by photographer and filmmaker Shaun Bloodworth, called ‘Last Man Standing’.
The video shows craftsmen assembling Clifton planes and making Thomas Flinn Saws at Thomas Flinn & Co, the UK’s last traditional plane and saw makers in Sheffield. Hard to believe this giant industry is now reduced to one company. I very much hope the current renaissance for hand-tool woodworking creates a boost for them.


Inside Henry Disston & Sons

Disston Saw Works
Over on Critical Past they have a wonderful collection of footage showing the men of Henry Disston & Sons making their famous saws. Check it out. Not often you can find such videos. Tip ‘o the hat to Gary at Toolemera for the link.