Well 2016 has come around and January has gone in a flash probably because things are so busy here behind the scenes at Tooltique. We have finally got round to loading the website and have been photographing tools and listing them like mad just so we have a good array of stock for people to view. There is a good selection of chisels although … [Read more...] about Tooltique Behind the Scenes News
Have you ever considered the benefits of learning to sharpen hand saws? If the answer is no because you can buy two new ones for a tenner then I have to tell you you are missing a vital skill needed for woodworking. So what are the benefits and why would you consider learning this dying art? Well firstly lets address those flimsy plastic handles … [Read more...] about Take up the challenge and learn to sharpen old hand saws!
Those who have the skills have to be admired and there are still many out there willing to learn! There is an old saying, 'those who learn to work with wood tend to find it difficult to work with metal whereas those who learn to work with metal find it easy to work with wood'. This doesn't apply to you old timers or those who were lucky enough … [Read more...] about Not All Old Tools are Equal are Yours Really Fit for Purpose?
Some woodworkers online will offer advice about buying cheap used tools online and refurbish them yourself, here is some pitfalls to this and some considerations. New tools Old tools do offer good value DIY Restoration what's involved Time Pitfalls Prices Dealers or Sellers New Tools: There are various makers of tools but in the … [Read more...] about DIY Used Tool Restoration, Is it worth the time?
I see this time and time again where the tote handle has snapped usually within the same place. THE REASON IS SIMPLE, TIGHTEN UP THAT HANDLE! It's obvious I know but given that we see hundreds of broken totes it's a message that needs to be made clearer! Now you may say that you did that but the handle was still lose here is a quick fix to … [Read more...] about Why Plane Tote Handles break or Crack & How to Avoid It
Firstly you can never tell how good a used plane is until you have cleaned and sharpened it. If starts chattering you can rectify the problem by lapping the sole which often brings to light any issues the sole has, i.e hairline cracks or extreme wear. Every user also has a different action and it will wear accordingly, for example, the previous … [Read more...] about Refurbished Old Stanley & Record Planes