Category Archives: General

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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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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Up Your Game

Learn to carve with Master Woodcarver, Chris Pye Just click here, no strings attached – available for a limited time only.

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Albert Goes Mobile

The Classic Hand Tools team, led magnificently by tech guru Albert, have been beavering away quietly for months in order to update our website  (www.classichandtools.com) to ensure it is mobile friendly. We have now launched so please refresh your browser … Continue reading

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Westonbirt Woodworks Open Days

A few shots of the Westonbirt Woodworks venue……  

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Bill Carter Was Struck by Cupid’s Arrow, But it Was the Bow that Got Him

Grab yourself a cuppa and have a read of Linda’s (of Hock Tools) interview with Bill Carter. Linda was inspired to write this piece after chatting with Bill & Sarah about the planes at last years European Woodworking Show.   … Continue reading

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Inspirational Visit to Start the Year

Super lucky 14-19 year olds in the East of London. Mike Hancock and Alex Primmer from Classic Hand Tools were privileged and excited to visit the set up for hand tool woodworking training at the London Design and Engineering University … Continue reading

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Staked Sawbenches

With a pair of saw benches à la Chris Schwarz (from The Anarchists Design Book  – published by Lost Art Press) on the horizon for my next build, my eyes have been peeled looking for staked furniture or anything that … Continue reading

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