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Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Rescheduled General Meeting - Friday 20th October

Meeting imageATTENTION HTPAA MEMBERS

Due to the normal general meeting on 19th Sptember being cancelled as a result of a power outage, it has been rescheduled. The venue is still Box Hill Community Arts Centre but the meeting is in the Arbour Room, instead of the usual Drycraft studios.

The speakers will be Alan West on Making Vernacular Furniture and Grant Knight on Sharpening Drill Bits.

what happens when you hold a tool - your fingers form an intimate bond between you and the tool. It is a marriage of intellect and an inanimate object. Suddenly the tool becomes alive and performs...

R.J. DeCristoforo - Handtool Handbook for Woodworking (USA 1977)

Member Benefits

Membership of the HTPAA offers those interested in traditional hand tools and techniques a range of benefits:

  • Copies of the full colour quarterly journal - "The Tool Chest"
  • Copies of the quarterly newsletter - "The Sharp Edge"
  • Copies of the quarterly newsletter "Spanner & Wrench Collector"
  • Reprints of selected past trade catalogues
  • Regular meetings and demonstrations
  • Opportunity to work on Thomas Caine and HTPAA Tool Collections
  • Tool sales at a dedicated venue 3 times a year and the opportunity to buy and sell tools during intervals at General Meetings 6 times a year
  • Extensive library of catalogues and technical books
  • Free advertising of tools for sale, wanted or swap in "The Sharp Edge"
  • Technical advice on tool restoration & preservation of artefacts
  • Biennial Tool Conference
  • Opportunity to participate/demonstrate at various public functions
  • Visits by world-renowned tool collecting specialists and authors
  • Contacts with Australian and overseas tool collectors
  • Periodic social functions, usually in a unique setting in an historical context.

Membership Application

View the membership application form below or download the application form directly here.

 

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 12th November 2017 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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