Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Bergs Quality Tools

Bergs Planes were made in Australia from the late 1940s to mid 1950s in Alexandria, NSW.

Bergs were variously described as "manufacturers of woodworking tools & planes" and "manufacturers of wooden planes, carpenters tools, skis and mouldings" (Trevor Semmens - Australian Woodworking Planemakers, second ed 1998)

Click on any image to see a larger picture.


Other models such as the Coffin Smoother exist, and reports of two other different length Jack planes have been made. Pictures will be published when available.

Thanks to Rod Thomas, Ian Stagg, Ken Turner and George Radion for these pictures. Thanks also to Trevor Semmens for his introduction on Bergs.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these tools or any other Australian Makers.

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 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.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 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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