WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW
New & Second-hand Tools
Some of the major tooling stockists of antique and new tools in Europe
Woodfest boasts some of the major tooling stockists of antique and new tools in Europe.
Leading specialists with over 1500 wood carving tools in stock.
Why do people buy old tools? They are mainly bought to be restored and used. Tools such as billhooks and draw knives can be expensive to buy new and often the older tools have blades which can be more easily re-sharpened
Often these antiques are over 100 years old so that sometimes the wooden handles have been attacked by woodwork and need replacing.
Many buyers of antique wood-related tools are green woodworkers and hedge layers, but many are also bought by people who work in their own woodland. Some buy drills, planes, scribes, and draw-knives as ornaments – in most cases buyers prefer to restore and sharpen the blades themselves.
Buyers are also attracted by the range of old axe blades and because of their unusual shapes these have been especially popular with people doing battle
Probably the main reason, is in the knowledge that they have been used lovingly for years by craftsmen to produce their wooden creations.
Also, available throughout the festival are brand new tools from leading suppliers such as Axminster Tools,
Always popular with the enthusiasts, they can be found rummaging through these stands for hours and chatting away with like-minded individuals.