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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.

National Trust logoThomas Sydney Caine Tool Collection

Thomas Caine was a tradesman and wide-ranging collector, particularly of tools.

The Thomas Sydney Caine Tool Collection comprises an extensive collection of quality tools that Thomas Caine left to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1968.  This Collection remains in the ownship of the National Trust and is managed by the Caine Tool Committee, who are also members of the HTPAA. public displays are frequently assembled from the Collection.

Pictured below are some of the tools from the Collection:

Members of the Caine Tool Committee meet regularly to work on the Collection. Catalogueing is not yet complete but continues while cleaning and preservation tasks are also ongoing activities.

Images by Ian Stagg ©2002

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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