British Tool Sources

Last updated 9/29/96
Thanks largely to Andy Cliffe, here are some suppliers in England. Note to fellow Colonials: if you call, convert the phone prefix 0XXX to 011-44-XXX.

Old tools

Trinders' Fine Tools
Malting Lane, Clare, Suffolk
01787 277130

The Tool Cabin
(David Stanley)
Osgathorpe LE12 9SR
01530 222320
Lists available, 4 pounds in Europe, 5 pounds in Australia and NZ, $6 in North America.

The Old Tool Chest
41 Cross St N1
0171 359 9313
nearest underground station Angel(Islington)
open 1030 to 1800 hrs
good selection of used/useable tools: Norris smoothing planes 250 pounds approx., Norris panel planes about 400 pounds. He currently has about 50 chisels - various grades from 4 pounds to 25 pounds. Molding planes 6-12 pounds, firmer gouges 8-20 pounds. Also some used power tools.

Jubilee market, Covent Garden
- Monday only 0800 hrs to midday -
stall run by WW2 veteran 'Johnny'
nearest underground stations Covent Garden or Charing Cross
(Nothing very high class but I have had some good serviceable stuff there -- Andy Cliffe)

Bristol Design (Charles Stirling)
14 Perry Rd.
Bristol, BSI 5BG
0117 929 1740
Source for Norris, Spiers and other classic English infill planes + wide variety of vintage hand tools. Catalog available.

The Tool Shop
Broadbridge House, Bosham Lane
Bosham, Chichester Sussex
01243 573472/572937 Fri Sat Sun & Mon

The Tool Box
Colyton, Nr Seaton, Devon EX13 6LU
01297 552868

Tony Murland
Shop plus Auction rooms
Needham Market Suffolk
01449 722992 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Roy Arnold
77 High Street
Needham Market (right across the street from Murland)
Suffolk IP6 8AW
01449 720110

Inchmartine Tool Bazaar
Inchture, Perthshire PH14 9QQ
01828 686096

The Old Tool Store
East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
01790 763406 ask for Ray

Paul Rougetel
works from home - many 18th century wooden planes
Chester Cheshire
01244 343259

Pennyfarthing Tools
Woodwork & Metalwork tools
Pennyfarthing St.
Salisbury Wiltshire
01722 410090 Mon - Sat 9 - 6pm

Leeside Tool Shop
Burndell Rd.
Yapton (nr. Arundel)
West Sussex BN18 0HP
01243 554056
closed Sun&Mon
features a NOS 8 ft Garlick pitsaw, NFS

New tools

W Tyzack
79-81 Kingsland Rd. EC1
0171 739 7126/2630
nearest underground station Old St.
stocks Sorby chisels

Parry Tyzack
329 Old St. EC1
0171 739 8301
nearest underground station Old St.
stocks Ashley Isles chisels (supposed to be very good)

Buck & Ryan
101 Tottenham Court Rd. W1
0171 636 7475
nearest underground station Goodge St.
good old established general tool store. catalog available for 2.5 pounds, monster catalog for 25 pounds.

around the corner from Buck & Ryan, in Warren St.
specialist supplier of carving tools and equipment.

French Polish suppliers

James Jackson & Co.
79 Alscot Rd SE1
0171 237 2862
nearest station London Bridge

Henry Flack Ltd.
15 Theobalds Rd WC1
0171 242 7578
nearest underground station Holborn

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