Monday, February 23, 2009
Spent a couple days in Suffolk visiting the new Classic Hand Tools shop (and having a nose round the local area). Was impressed with CHT's new premises - it's out of town a few miles but lots of parking and easy to find. And they've got a LOT of lovely tools to see!
I was also lucky enough to meet Roy Arnold, publisher of many classic hand tool books. He has his office in Needham Market not too far away, and I was fortunate enough to spend some time going through his personal library. He has a huge amount of woodworking books and catalogues, many out of print, and I was able to find some very useful information I have been trying to uncover on certain planes. Roy also makes a good cup of coffee!
While browsing through his library we came across some sheets I immediately recognised - the inner dust cover from "British Planemakers" second edition. This shows a wide selection of moulding planes, and we hope to offer these rare pieces for sale in the near future. Stay tuned!