Every two years the HTPAA hosts the Tools and Trades Day, a day devoted to hand tools and the work they performed in various bygone trades.
The 2018 Tools and Trades Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
The venue is St Anthony’s Parish Hall complex on the corner of Neerim and Grange Roads, (168 Neerim Road) Caufield East, Victoria (see map here).
Registration opens at 8.30 am for a 9.00 am start and the day finishes around 4.30 pm. Afternoon/morning teas and lunch are included. Parking is available in the Church grounds opposite and in the adjacent streets.
The cost for the day is $65 for HTPAA members and $75 for guests.
Payment can be made either by EFT to the Commonwealth Bank:
or by cheque mailed to - HTPAA Inc. PO Box 4021 McKinnon Victoria 3204
or by payment at the door on registration.
Attendees at the Tool and Trades Day are welcome at the HTPAA Members' Tool Sale to be held immediately after the event commencing at 6 pm at the same venue. There is a $5 entry charge for the Tool Sale. Over forty tables of tools will be presented.