Kit and Tools Tuesdays - Crown Hand Tools archive
Tuesday 27 January 2015
We look at this range of good quality traditional Sheffield tools from Crown Hand Tools
Crown Hand Tools is well known for carving and turning tools, but as shown here, they have plenty of other hand tools to offer woodworkers. Their range is extensive and it isn't possible to list or show all the good quality tools they produce, so we have chosen a selection, which cover the typical needs of a bench woodworker.
305mm tenon saw with stained beech handleThis tenon saw is their largest model suitable for a range of tasks with 13 teeth per inch. It has a heavy brass back to stiffen it and allow the saw to cut without undue pressure.
152mm rosewood try squareThis is one of a range of beech (Fagus sylvatica), rosewood (Dalbergia retusa) and brass mitre and try squares. It comes with a nicely blued steel blade, brass facing and brass pins to lock the blade to the body, which has a smooth lacquer finish.
Mortise and marking gaugeThis model has a marking pin on one face and screw adjustable mortise pins on the other. The head has inset brass strips for accuracy and a milled brass knob to lock it.
Set of three cabinet scrapersThis set covers all the standard requirements for scraping wood smooth and there is just enough flex in the steel to perform correctly.
HSS burnisher with rosewood handleYou can't use a scraper without a burnisher and this one comes with a 150mm long, thick high speed steel rod, which is perfectly smooth and is ideal for achieving a nice even burr on a scraper blade.
Flush cutting saw
This flexible blade saw cuts on the pull stroke. With 20tpi and no set to the teeth, it is intended for fine trimming work without damaging the surrounding surface.