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Cocobolo’s last stand

October 8, 2011


Working with tools is great, but making tools themselves takes the craft and the resulting satisfaction to another level. Over the years I’ve made a variety of hand tools; it’s something I allow myself as a little treat in between the projects that really need doing. On this occasion the tool is a flush plane, […]

Can you handle it?

September 10, 2010


Well, as it turns out yes I can. Claire’s father, Les, was a joiner by trade and no doubt had the usual set of joiners tools. The useful looking bits of his tool collection had drifted away over the years, so when we came to clear the garage prior to the house going on the […]

If I had a hammer…

January 9, 2010


…well I do now. Having made a plane adjustment hammer and then given it away (see Handtool Secret Santa post) I thought I should make myself one. As it happens it was worth waiting, as Mk.2 is slightly more refined and better executed; The head of the hammer is made in Brass, using my ancient […]