Category Archives: Classic Hand Tools Shop

Geo. R Walker Demonstration




Geo. R Walker, Co author of ‘By Hand & Eye’ and ‘By Hound & Eye’  demonstrates at Handworks 2017 how simple geometry was used by artisans of the pre industrial world to make, well… everything! Ryan Saunders






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Handworks 2017




Last night we drank, we ate, we laughed and we prepared ourselves for what is going to be an incredibly busy but awesome day.  The doors to Handworks 2017 open at 10am here with many vendors offering either limited supplies … Continue reading






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Less Than 2 Weeks and Counting




  With only two weeks to go until Handworks and one week until I travel out to the states, I’ve been trying to get a few things sorted and projects to a certain point, so they are ready for when … Continue reading






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Classic Hand Tools at Handworks




If you weren’t able to attend the Midlands Woodworking Show  or Yandles Spring Show  over the past few weeks, then I’m sorry to tell you, you really missed out! I had a blast chatting with everyone and seeing lots of new … Continue reading






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Ryan Saunders – Blogging for Classic Hand Tools




  A Bit of Background I don’t remember exactly when I realised I had a passion for woodworking, but I do remember the phases I went through at the time. I started out, like so many others, having been bitten … Continue reading






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15% Discount off DVDs during June




There are still a few days left to take up the current offer of 15% off our DVD range during June. We stock a wide range of DVDs covering all sorts of topics including sharpening techniques, carving by a number … Continue reading






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The Anarchist’s Design Book – Pre Orders Now Being Taken




The latest addition to the Lost Art Press stable is now available to order on our website, delivery expected early to mid March.The first 50 orders will receive a free hand-signed Christopher Schwarz letterpress book plate with their order. Most of … Continue reading






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Bad Axe Tool Works Saws Coming to Classic Hand Tools




Bad Axe Tool Works makes saws as they would have appeared fresh out of a 19th Century American sawmaker’s shop. Why Bad Axe? Well the answer is quite simple….. Bad Axe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan … Continue reading






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How to: Sharpen your Woodcarving Gouges




In this video Gerald Adams shows us how to sharpen a woodcarving gouge using traditional oil stones. Gerald runs local wood carving courses and is a member of Masters Carvers Association. In need of some inspiration over christmas? Gerald demonstrates useful … Continue reading






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Saburr Tooth Rotary Carving Tools – Review by Simon Clements




Simon Clements trained as a potter and came to carving via boatbuilding. He took a 2-year sabbatical at City and Guilds of London Art School to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving where he won the William Wheeler prize … Continue reading






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