Hand Tool Preservation
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The Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA, WA Australia
South Australian Historical Tool Association - SA, Australia
Victorian Woodworkers' Association (VWA) - Vic, Australia.
The Traditional Tools Group (TTTG) - NSW, Australia
New Zealand Vintage Tool Collectors Club - NZ
Missouri Valley Wrench Club - USA
South West Tool Collector Association - USA
Mid-West Tool Collectors Association - USA
Early American Industries Association - USA
Tools And Trades History Society (TATHS) -UK


Australian Military Knives & Machetes (includes Australian makers)
Koppio Smithy Museum (towards Port Lincoln SA) - National Trust
Museum of Woodworking Tools
Davistown Museum (USA)
The Hawley Collection - University of Sheffield (UK)
House of Tools Museum in Troyes (France) - 7,000 tools, 25,000 books

Member Websites

Peter McBride's Jewellery and Antique Tools website
David Lynch's Record Hand Planes - a history website
George Radion's Spanners / Wrenches, Cast Iron & Ephemera
Vintage Tool Shop - Melbourne's dedicated antique & vintage tool shop
Vesper Tools


Handplane Central - Cameron Miller's website devoted to all things planes, including info on making them.
Record Planes - Cameron Miller's other website devoted to Record planes and spokeshaves.

Rust Removal

ESPRIT Rust Remover The FIRST chelant-based rust remover with metal cleaner added for a one step process
Electrolytic Rust Removal practical aspects of the electrolytic method of rust removal


Vintage Tool Shop Melbourne's dedicated antique & vintage tool shop
Old Tools & Collectables - UK
Hans Brunner - Qld
The Tool Exchange
Old Tools & Collectables - UK
The Wood Works Book & Tool Co. - Sydney, Australia
Rose Tools Scanned Catalog Archives - lots of info on American makers
Old Woodworking Tools
Union Hill Antique Tools
Tools 'n Rules
Martin J Donnelly
Great Expectations Antiques
Inchmartine Bazaar - UK
The Superior Works - old and new tools, Patrick's Blood and Gore (USA).


eBay Australia
eBay USA
David Stanley Auctions, UK
Tool Shop Auctions (Tony Murland), UK

Reference Books

Astragal Press (Publisher of books on antique tools, early trades and early technology)
History of Old Time Farm Implement Companies (and the Wrenches they issued. (The Definitive Farm Wrench Reference Books Volume I & II by PT Rathbone)


Collecting Vintage Snap-on and Blue Point Tools- USA
Making Jim Beam Whiskey Barrels- USA
Millers Falls - everything you wanted to know about MF tools- USA
Don Haury's Wrenching News website- USA
Australian Antique and Collectable Fishing Reels - Australia
OzFairs - Australia
Disston Saw Reference- History and models of Disston handsaws by Erik von Sneidern(USA)
Electronic Neanderthal Woodworking Lore
H.N.T. Gordon Planes
Knight Tool Works

Chat / Forums

Woodworker Australia's Bulletin Board

Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 21st April 2024 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, Melway Ref. 68 F4. For more information see the Tool Market page.