January 9, 2018

21st Century Chisels and a Henry Eckert prototype…

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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December 15, 2017

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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December 12, 2017

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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December 11, 2017

Henry Eckert 7 pce Auger Gimlets

These auger gimlets sets are simply amazing quality for their price, they are on their own… Ideal for starting screws, these excellent auger gimlets have a tapered screw tip and an auger body. The seven sizes in the set are  2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, which will handle the pre-drill for screw sizes…

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November 30, 2017

Henry Eckert Chisel / Flush Plane

Our White Bronze Chisel/Flush Plane has been around us in various forms for around a year now. Our pattern maker is over it, too many changes! He uses Jelutong wood to do the initial shape, changes are easy if you are reducing the shape but not so easy to increase the shape. After we both…

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November 17, 2017

Pouring Bronze, Powdered Metallurgy?? & Demo Tools…

Summer is alive and well in Adelaide, earlier this week 35° Celsius, and Joe & Peter are pouring a new bronze tool in their foundry without air conditioning, a certain dedication. Beer o’clock came early that day… More on the new tool soon. These guys have been pouring sand cast bronzes for many decades, there…

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November 9, 2017

Gray Hawk – Practising Perfection

While I was researching materials for the new Henry Eckert Marking Gauge system a while back, I dropped in to see Gray Hawk for some advice on wood suitability and availability. I met Gray quite a few years ago after a Hand Tool Event we had in Adelaide. Gray came to the event and invited Chris…

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October 31, 2017

Eclipse Evolution – Our Honing Guide of Choice

For 12 years we provided a Taiwanese copy of the old UK Eclipse honing guide. I used these guides in the workshop and for demos, they  lasted a few months of regular use before the bearing corroded, locked up and died. They sort of held plane blades Ok but the lower chisel clamp just didn’t…

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