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Monday, 3 April 2017

What's New In The Tool Shed - Punches, Dividers and Tack Lifters

Welcome back shoemaking fans! London is in full bloom as Spring takes hold of our green spaces and, now that we have moved the clocks forward an hour the evenings are getting lighter and the dark mood of Winter is lifting. Wonderful stuff! 

Here's a trio of tools which are now on sale in our Tool Shed tool shop  ... useful little beauties. 

First are dividers. These are great for marking out the holdfast and welt, getting nice parallel lines.

Next up are some high quality German hole punches. They are just an example of the different widths available...they go right up to 40mm...super sharp for creating your own brogue and medallion designs.

And finally the tack lifter. Even if your nippers have one if these on the end a separate tool is always worth having. They'll pop out any reluctant nail with ease, specially in those hard to reach places round the toe or heel.

Nip over to the Tool Shed if you're tempted.

And that is it for this week. Until next time, happy shoemaking!

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