The past 30 years have seen an ever-increasing rise of cheap manufactured goods imported from China and that has led to a change of attitude in the consumer of the West. The dispensable tool was born along with fast fashion, faux furniture, furnishings and many other products designed to deceive the untrained eye. Plastics pollute the world and … [Read more...] about The Carbon footprint of imported New Tools
After much deliberation and many hours of wrestling with the idea of holding tool auctions we came to the conclusion a new website was needed to address some things we have experienced running our Tooltique website. First and foremost was how would this benefit our Tooltique customers? who have come to expect certain standards for user grade tools … [Read more...] about New Antique & Vintage Tool Auction Website
Hi everyone, this is just an update of what's been going on behind the scenes at Tooltique. As we are now entering the summer we were faced with workshops and storerooms that were in need of a complete reorganisation and clean up. It got to the stage where we simply couldn't operate efficiently due to the masses of tools being piled up in every … [Read more...] about Tooltique Updates for July
I was speaking with another tool nut and good friend Barney the other night and we stumbled onto the subject of patternmakers chisels and particularly the paring gouges that seem to be a bit of a slow selling type hence the comparably low price these fetch compared with other types of chisels. These tools were meant to be pushed by hand and never … [Read more...] about Are Woodcarvers missing a great tool opportunity?
I'm going to cover this subject for those who want to maintain an edge like that found on our refurbished tools. There are so many videos out there promoting a wide range of sharpening products so I thought it might be best to bring things into perspective. This will save many who read this loads of money for many years to come, without … [Read more...] about Sharpening Vintage Tools – Cost effective sharp edge
I've got to say for all the bluster UK politicians and the bureaucrats of the EU have made over the past 4 years over Brexit they really screwed things up with aplomb. It takes years to build public confidence in international trade and a few weeks to to destroy it, especially with all with their haste to beat the deadline of 1st January. I'm not … [Read more...] about EU Free Trade Deal with UK is Nothing less than Diabolical