There has been some very big updates with the website the past week although very few visual changes to the front end of the website, that is apart from a few issues we had with browsers etc which could have affected some users, hopefully these issues will all soon be sorted out. The main coding for the website has been changed and it has been … [Read more...] about Tooltique Website Issues over Easter
Starting the new year brings fresh new ideas, goals and planning ahead will make those goals more likely. On a completely different subject from tools but worthy of consideration for those who enjoy a hobby or work from home whilst using tools, is there is a need for creating an environment that enhances that experience? Getting the right set up … [Read more...] about Creating The Perfect Workshop For Using Your Tools.
No this blog isn't about Brexit or the majority of halfwit politicians who quite frankly excel in incompetence. It's not about beliefs or even opinions about what is wrong with the world but instead a positive outlook some of us people (otherwise known as plebs in political terms) have about the future.After stumbling on BBC's 'Back in time at … [Read more...] about 2019 Interesting times
With over 35 years of business experience I've become adverse to the quick buck because of the lack of satisfaction it brings, sure I have been there when money was easier but it never came without handing over a part of myself and going against what I hold dear. It's only purpose seemed to be to get ahead but I found this was somewhat self … [Read more...] about Celebration Of Skills And Appreciating Small Businesses
New counterfeit branded tools undermines integrity & credibility of all modern tools and the qualities they possess. Can modern tools actually be trusted to be what they claim to be?As part of my job I have to keep an eye out for many forms of tools but was shocked to see modern Stanley tools being sold for a fraction of the price usually … [Read more...] about New Counterfeit Branded Tools Undermines Their integrity
It's a trait adopted by many tradesmen over the years primarily learning from our mistakes and reducing the risk of it happening again. In fact a mark of a good tradesman is often apparent when misfortune strikes (usually when distracted) and getting over the issue. Talking of distraction I was never a fan of mobile phones out on site and made a … [Read more...] about Measure Twice & Cut Once – Tradesman Tips
Hi Folks,It took some doing but we have finally broke through the 2000 barrier for tools listed here which is no mean feat when they are constantly being sold (I'm not complaining by the way). We have been listing all year and the number of tools fluctuated up and down as they sell but after much effort we have hit the target set at the … [Read more...] about Breaking news – The Magic 2000 Old Tools
We have finally bitten the bullet and we are trying to work through a huge pile of old chisels to increase the choice customers have in the website. As ever when doing things properly this is no mean feat, especially when so many vintage chisels require flattening, sharpening, re-handling etc to bring them to a standard suitable for fine … [Read more...] about Latest Tooltique News – Chisel Fest
Phew! what a great summer 2018 was and it seemed there were plenty of people enjoying the great outdoors taking full advantage of what was simply glorious and memorable weather. The down side usually is when we all have to work through it but it's remarkable how the body soon adapts, although the mind tends to send mirages of cold beer glasses to … [Read more...] about Restoring Old Tools & The UK Summer Sizzler Of 2018
There used to be a saying regularly used in the workplace 'a bad tradesman always blames his tools' but after many years experience I came to the conclusion those who did make excuses generally were the real problem and they all had the same in common, they just lacked pride in their work. They just lacked the dedication to excel in their trade … [Read more...] about Is it true a bad tradesman always blames his tools?