Robert Howard – Woodworker, Teacher, Writer, Engineer and some Zen…

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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Used LN 4 1/2 Cocobolo Smoother, our first Henry Eckert Mortise Chisel finished, and, Gimlets…

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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New Shipping Rates

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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Henry Eckert Hand Scrapers – France

Henry Eckert hand scrapers are made for us in France. They come in both rectangular and curved shapes. The thicknesses are from .25mm, .40mm, .60mm & .80mm catering for any scraper requirement. Timbers that tear out are common in Australia. Occurring mainly in patches, the tear out can be removed with a sharp hand scraper.…

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