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The History of the Hammer

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018
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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. The Hammer […]

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Everything you need to know about anvils

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
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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 […]

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Types of Antique Tools

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
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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 […]

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How to identify antique tools

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
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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 […]

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How to care for antique tools

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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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 […]

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How to clean your tools

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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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 […]

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DIY Tool Organiser

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017
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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. Do it yourself Tool Organiser in 4 […]

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Top 10 Woodworking Tools

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017
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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 […]

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How I became a Tool Collector

  • Friday, January 27, 2017
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How does a man born in the Bronx, New York City, end up living in Australia surrounded by an impressive collection of hand tools? Stuart Minuskin remains mysterious about many aspects of that journey but does admit to wearing a number of different hats including accountant and owner of a jewellery and precious metal business in […]

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What woodworking tools do I need?

  • Thursday, November 24, 2016
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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. Firstly, you need to decide if you want to use power or hand woodworking tools? Power tools can obviously make things easier and quicker; whilst hand tools can […]

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