Discerning woodworkers - by definition the sort of people who reach these pages
(flatterer!) seek to use the best tools that they can afford. Most of us would aspire to use the best that are produced, but that can be an uneconomically tall order, unfortunately: Still, we can dream. What
we have tried to do at The Toolpost is to offer a selection of "good" tools that anyone could be proud to own and that should give good service over a reasonable length of time - a lifetime or two with one or two
possible exceptions (such as chisel rolls in the hands of the cavalier user).
Here is a guide to our selection for your perusal:-
Draw Knives from Robert Sorby, Crown Hand Tools and our own ToolPost traditional forged design plus detail and carver's versions.
Planes, spokeshaves and scrapers:
Miniature planes from Crown Hand Tools
Scraper plane insert and flush plane
Bench planes and others, of all sizes
and types, from Stanley and an excellent economy No.4 bench plane from Silverline
Cabinet scrapers and
Proxxon Precision Power Tools -
the answer to almost every need in the smaller, quality, power tool market.
- Robert Sorby
- Crown Hand Tools
from Leigh jigs: the masters of the art of the dovetail
Clamps from Silverline
- Hand, tenon, reversing, dovetail, gents, veneer and bow saws from Crown Tools
- Flush cutting saws by Veritas
- Hardpoint and folding saws from Silverline
- The range of saws from Roberts & Lee, is no longer available from The ToolPost, following the demise of the original company.
Screwdrivers from Crown Hand Tools
Mallets from Crown Hand Tools
Mitre Boxes from Crown Hand Tools
Marking and Measuring Equipment:
Marking, cutting, mortise, wheel and combination gauges and accessories by
Mitre hooks by Veritas
Torpedo Levels by Crown Hand Tools
450mm Framing spirit levels
Marking knives (left- and right-hand) and scratch awls by Crown Hand Tools
Bevels by Crown Hand Tools
The novel R1 Right Handed Tape
Steel rules in various lengths by SiIverline
Affordable digital and vernier
callipers from Silverline
Dual-unit digital and scale
micrometers from Silverline
Chalk snap lines and chalk refils
equipment by M-Power.
Tool bags and chisel rolls
from Silverline and even greater luxury for your chisels from The ToolPost's own specialist supplier.
Drills and Drill Bits
including Forstner Bits, Sawtooth bits and Countersinks.
- G Clamps
- Sash Clamps
- Guide Clamps
... along with all sorts of other stuff that we've undoubtedly omitted to mention!
©1997-2011 P. Hemsley. The information on this website is the copyright property of Peter Hemsley.
Coeur du Bois and The
ToolPost are trading styles of Peter Hemsley. Whilst reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, no liability can be accepted for errors in this information nor for contingencies
arising therefrom. If you are inexperienced in any aspect of woodworking, we would strongly counsel that you take a course of formal instruction before commencing to practice