Purebred Nubian Dairy Goats, Reconditioned and Custom Hand Made Woodworking Tools in Tacoma, Washington
NOTICE: Unfortunately I can not longer cover postage to Europe or Canada. I will still be happy to mail items overseas, but will need to discuss postage ahead of time. In this manner, customers will still know how much they need to pay prior to shipment.
Reconditioned Tools: There will probably be the odd super collectible tool offered on this site, but that was not my intention in setting this up. What I will concentrate on is old tools that have been cleaned up, restored and meant to be 'users'. Each tool will be ready to use when you receive it. At the same time I will try to make each tool look good. It would be easy enough to take an old yard sale find, sharpen it, wipe off the grease and put it in your tool chest...I want to go one step further. Before I offer each tool for sale, it will be cleaned and repaired. If there are old repairs that were done incorrectly, they will be fixed. The tool will be straightened and cutting edges and teeth will be sharpened. Surfaces, either wood or metal will be appropriately reconditioned. The tool will be old and will show its age and wear, but it will also be cared for. Each tool will be as good as, if not better than anything you can buy new...presuming such a tool is still available!....You will be able to say, "Why yes, that is a very special heirloom piece. It came from Grandpa!"
NOTICE: Recently, tool orders have gotten out of control. I'm not only very far behind, but my shop really is not set up to do the type and quantity of restoration needed. In order to solve this problem, I cannot take any more orders for approximately six months (Around the first of July) During this time I will be happy to answer inquiries, offer advice and even help clients find needed tools through other sources. I just need this time to catch up on back orders, get better organized and do several sorely needed projects of my own.
Custom Hand Made Tools: Like so many other wood workers, I have made some of my own tools over the years. This, for me has included things as simple as center finders, a wooden bodied router plane or a whole collection of luthiers' cam clamps. Plans for such tools abound, but there is a problem with making your own tool, it takes time away from your main project....as well as space if you are working in a small shop. I will be offering some of these tools. My plan is to build them in runs, but I do not plan on mass producing these tools. Ideas from other woodworkers will be appreciated. Maybe you have a particularly useful item you have made, or one you wish you had time to make. My goal here to craft tools that are aesthetic, useful and something you will be proud to display in your box or on your wall. After all, you got it from Grandpa!