The History of the Hammer - blog post image

The History of the Hammer

Thursday, July 05, 2018 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

The use of hammers dates as far back as 3.3 million years ago. Today the modern claw hammer is seen as a typical tool in both the construction industry and in the common house hold tool kit. It is hard to believe that the claw hammer style dates back to the 16th century. read more

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Everything you need to know about anvils

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

Anvils have become an item that most people associate with medieval times. They have been featured in the Game Of Thrones tv series and any one of the countless medieval movies out on the market today. We have all seen them be used by a blacksmith to make swords an and sometimes pieces of armor but today we are going to explain more information on the famous anvil. read more

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Types of Antique Tools

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

Whether you prefer to collect planes, saws, levels, wrenches, hammers, chisels or even rules. Antique tools are a collectors pride and joy. The condition of a tool as well as its type can be worth a few hundred dollars. Getting into collecting antique tools is not for the faint of heart. There is always more to learn but the reward is ever so sweet. read more

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How to identify antique tools

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

When you first start out collecting antique tools or any antiques for that matter, you never fully know what you are holding until it is too late. This is normal and quite frustrating once you realise just how close you came to adding that extra piece to your collection. We have been collecting tools for a long time and over the years have seen antique tools come and go through our hands. Which is why we are making this guide to help new and experienced collectors in identifying antique tools. read more

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How to care for antique tools

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

Antique tools are an investment, not only in money but also in time and effort required to keep them in top shape. Many of us are guilty of using our tools and then putting them down until they are needed for the next build. Quite often tools are put down and then sadly misplaced and not used again for some time. Whats even sadder is when found they have either been replaced or get replaced due to rust and corrosion. read more

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How to clean your tools

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

Let's have an honest moment for a second and ask ourselves, when is the last time that I cleaned my tools?. If you answered never that's ok, you no doubt have your reasons. Today, however, we are going to delve into the process and the benefits of cleaning your tools. A master craftsman is only ever as good as his tools so, respect the tools of your trade and ensure to keep them clean. read more

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DIY Tool Organiser

Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

Have you noticed in restoration TV shows and even YouTube videos that every tool in workshops appears to have their own special place? There are a number of different types of tool organisers from wall hanging to toolbox inserts. Tool display cabinets are also considered a tool organiser. read more

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Top 10 Woodworking Tools

Thursday, September 07, 2017 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

With every trade there requires a particular set of tools to complete the job and woodworking is no different. Anyone who's into woodworking either for a profession or as a hobby knows that there is a tool for nearly every process to ensure an amazing end product. Here we have a list of the top 10 (alphabetically organised) hand tools that every woodworker should own in their workshop. read more

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How I became a Tool Collector

Friday, January 27, 2017 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (0)

How does a man born in the Bronx, New York City, end up living in Australia surrounded by an impressive collection of hand tools? read more

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What woodworking tools do I need?

Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Stuart Minuskin | Comments (1)

So you're interested in getting into some woodworking and not sure which tools you should start with. Well read on and we'll give you a few ideas. read more