Interesting Websites

Woodworking Forums
A platform for the dutch speaking woodworkers in the Netherlands, Belgium and some Germans.

Furniture Restoration
Green and Cockburn Antique Restorers are based in Hertfordshire and have been established for nearly 30 years. Restoration of antique furniture and clocks.

Leather Workers
Kate Langley makes fantastic leather products.

Wood Carving
Raif is a wood carver and stick maker working in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Other Links

The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts
Abdollah of is a good customer and friend of Classic Hand Tools, you may recognise him from the series on BBC2. Take the time to view this series featuring six craftspeople who are transported back to live and create in similar ways to William Morris, John Ruskin and Gertrude Jekyll.
Remember Nick Gibbs, Editor, British Woodworking and Living Woods? Have a read to see what Nick is currently doing?
What an interesting guy, a wheelwright by trade but so much more besides.

Tool History
An interesting website dating Record Hand Planes plus lots more information.
Richard Arnold's own tool collection with historical information.

Second Hand & Antique Tools

Try us first!

Email and see if we have what you need, desire or dream of (steady on!). Yes we do get Norris planes but we are more likely to have good user grade bench planes, carving tools, chisels, gouges at sensible prices. However we do not have the time to publish a list so just ask!

We can also get replacement blades made for Norris, Spiers, Mathieson and other infill planes.
Site run by an old favourite, Gerry Dawson, formerly the man behind Pennyfarthing Tools in Salisbury. You can be sure of excellent service.
Fine quality antique and old woodworking tools for collectors and craftsman at Inchmartine Tool Bazaar near Perth In Scotland run by Andrew Stephens. Andrew always has a very good selection of tools for sale and produces a comprehensive list several times a year.
Tools 'n' Things is a small company specialising in the buying and selling of second hand usable and collectable joinery and allied workworking/trades hand tools, based on the outskirts of Penrith in Cumbria.

Oak Timber Framing
Suffolk based company run by Rick Lewis that specialises in oak framing.

To suggest more links please email