Welcome to the journal of KT Tools…..

KT Tools is a little country workshop in Tropical Kent. A place where you won’t find tidy workshops…rows of polished, unused tools and only a few new machines or devils with tails as a famous craftsman used to call them!

My workshop is a veritable cavern of tinkering, antiques, vintage tools and machines. With this arsenal of antiquity…you will find me bouncing from project to project as my whim dictates.

My favourite interest is in old tools…mostly for fashioning wood of a bygone era…and especially rare and useful tools which deserve resurrection.

Usually in the workshop I have an assistant…my mate ALFIE…

Alfie...my workshop assistant

Every so often we will be posting our latest whittlings…and we welcome contributions from all over the world from people who, like us believe old tools and their history are well worth restoring.

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UPDATE DECEMBER 2015

It has been almost nine months since my last update to the blog but much has been happening.

E-Bore…he’s on hold until I’m forced by cold weather to abandon the workshop until the Spring. I just need to do some study of the software and then finalise calibration. More later.

In the workshop I have been making tools, restoring old ones and working on planning of the new workshop and living museum.

I have also started writing articles for

WK FINE TOOLS INTERNET MAGAZINE

…..in the USA

From now on…each article that is published will be copied here as part of a regular update.

I am currently focussing on the birth of English planemaking in the18th century…..a great time for the evolution of these fine tools.

Back soon…I am currently lounging around in an NHS fine hotel while they do a major service on my engine!

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