Category Archives: Classic Hand Tools Shop

London International Woodworking Festival

The London International Woodworking Festival looms large on the horizon. The brainchild of Derek Jones, latterly editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine. this new event enjoys an urban location in East London with quite a stellar first line up for … Continue reading

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New Tools from Fine Furniture Maker

Classic Hand Tools has a long established relationship with Rowden Farm Workshop. We are pleased to announce we are now exclusive stockists of the fantastic range of handmade tools made at Rowden Atelier. Their range includes Dovetail Marking Gauges, Marking … Continue reading

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Classic Hand Tools Develop Their Skills With Local Course Providers

Mike, Mary and Fraser recently completed a 5 day course making a chair with Cretingham Crafts Stewart taught them all aspects of making a chair without using glue or wedges. The magic of green woodworking. They learnt how to use … Continue reading

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Makers Central – NEC Birmingham – 11 & 12 May

Come and see us at Makers Central again this year on stands A1, A2, P7, P8 and P9. We are being joined again this year by Tormek and for the first time we will have demonstrators from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and … Continue reading

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Midlands Woodworking Show

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 March 10am-4pm Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY We are doing things a little different at this years Midlands Woodworking Show.  We are being joined by a number of other demonstrators some of whom you … Continue reading

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The Windsor Workshop Travishers

James Mursell of The Windsor Workshop has recently updated his range of travishers, we now offer all three: Deluxe Travisher – the first of the new models is made of the engineering polymer Delrin with a solid brass toe insert … Continue reading

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Who Forged Your Gransfors Bruk Axe?

Gransfors Bruk from Sweden are famous for their axes and edge tools. They have been hand forging tools for over 100 years and have a deserved reputation for their quality and product range. Each axe is individually made so you … Continue reading

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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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