May 10, 2018

Chisel / Flush Plane with PMA11V blades

The Henry Eckert Chisel / Flush Plane is a great tool to have in your workshop. It is cast in solid white bronze to give a tool with the heft to complete its tasks. You can fit it with a Lie-Nielsen low angle jack plane blade, a LN adjustable mouth block plane blade or Henry…

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April 26, 2018

Tool Care, Tool Leather & Tool Chest

We’ve all had or seen tools that have deteriorated due to exposure to the elements, mainly moisture. Our Tool Care range gets tools back into top condition and keeps them there. Sandflex Handblocks remove tarnish, rust and oxidation without marking the tools, extremely effective. We use Camellia Oil to keep tools and blades protected against…

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April 12, 2018

Triple Holdfasts, Drawknives & Glass Stones

They say things often come in threes. Some woodworkers have requested our holdfasts in a set of three for holding long or large workpieces. We now offer a set of three holdfasts. Also new, are three sets of three Shapton glass stones bundles with some savings. We have put together (GS220, GS500 & GS2000) and…

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March 26, 2018

Carve a spoon this Easter, an Easter sharpening session, and an Easter gift…

Ray Iles comes from a famous edge tool making family in the U.K. Ray comes from the ‘old school’ so hence makes exceptional reliable and sharp tools. His range of carving tools are perfect for spoon carving. Blades are in O1 tool steel and handles are traditional beech. A great Easter project. See Ray Iles’s…

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March 21, 2018

Arno drawknives available, Douk Douk special, Artifact waist apron…

We have just had a new delivery from France of Arno drawknives. We have four models, 6″ (150mm) in flat, convex & concave and a 10″ flat. These are very well priced for their quality. High carbon steel, they sharpen particularly well. I’ve had mine for a few years, always does the job very well…

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March 11, 2018

HE Ultimate Hand Scraper set, AWR tool test, HE Mortise Chisels

We have combined our complete set of 10 HE Hand Scrapers with the world famous Arno Carbur 2 Carbide burnisher to make the ultimate set for hand scraping requirements. So easy to use to fix those problem tear out patches, much quicker set up and more economical than a scraper plane. All at a very…

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March 3, 2018

Henry Eckert Mortise Chisels available in 6 sizes.

Our mortise chisels are now available. Henry Eckert mortise chisels are manufactured in Australia from PMA11V tool steel. They are socket chisels milled from solid round bar and are hence ‘ferruleless’. The chisel sides are ground at 90° to the blade to maintain a square ‘attack’ on the mortise. They have a primary bevel ground…

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February 8, 2018

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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January 31, 2018

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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January 17, 2018

New Henry Eckert Shapton Sharpening Kits

We have a couple of new Sharpening Kits , Basic & Deluxe using Shapton Glass Ceramic Whetstones & Henry Eckert Honing Guide Kit.  

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