Sunday, March 17, 2013

HTPAA Tool sale

I have been meaning to get to a HTPAA sale for years but have never made it until today.  It is really inspiring to see and feel some of these old, finely crafted tools, in person.  My favorites are always the infill planes and watchmakers tools.  One rare treat was a Stanley 141 and quite a large selection of Japanese tools.  I managed to pick up a Stanley number 4, a mortising chisel, a gouge, an eyed awl and a small axe head which will be useful roughing out spoon blanks.  I was there nice and early but it was still fairly busy including a couple of celebrity tool tragics Christopher Shwarz (external link) and Chris Vesper (external link).

Visit the Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia website (external link)