This is a one year Heritage Lottery Funded project based in the UK’s beautiful Lake District to sort, catalogue and renovate a collection of heritage hand tools to create a tool library for public use. The tools have kindly been handed over by their owner, Walter Lloyd, to the guardianship of The Woodmanship Trust, who run this project.

Walter is a former charcoal burner and bow top wagon maker and has an extensive knowledge of the uses of heritage hand tools relating to woodland trades. We wish to capture that knowledge and present it here and within the catalogue. The work will be executed by volunteers and professional blacksmiths and woodworkers. The completed library will be stored at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, an English Heritage property, from 2015.


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