I first met Robert Howard at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show in May 2004. It was my very first show as importer of Lie-Nielsen tools, I was apprehensive, I had no idea what to expect that weekend. I was aware of Bob’s position in the woodworking world from what I had read…

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In The Tool Chest, we have a lovely used Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 smoother with newly fitted Cocobolo handles, more here. Two good things happened yesterday, the workshop temperature dropped 20°C! and our first production 12mm mortise chisel was finished… It looks nice I think, hope you agree. Good balance, powdered metallurgy tool steel (PMA11-V), socket…

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I never really enjoyed the benefit of what a good sharp chisel could do until around 2005 when Thomas Lie-Nielsen released his A2 chisels. A revolution for me. They stayed sharp & were tough. Why were they so good, and so expensive? Because they were CNC’d individually from A2 tool steel solid round bar, hardened…

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New Shipping Savings – Domestic & International When we shop on line, we normally find the shipping cost is a necessary evil we would all like to avoid. We have been working with our accountant, Australia Post & Startrack to establish much better rates and shipping times that we can pass onto you for both…

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