Hand Tool SIG

The Hand Tool Special Interest Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the Month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  

All members and their guests as well as interested prospective members are welcome and invited to attend SIG meetings.   Members who do not regularly attend the Hand Tool SIG, but are interested in this topic are encouraged to check out the SIG at this meeting.

Join us for the KCWG Hand Tool SIG on October 22nd, 2pm to 4pm.  

Marketing for the Engineer, Chapter 18, The Buying, Selling, and Pricing of User Collectible Hand Woodworking Tools

The agenda will include the discussion of:

The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Antique Collectible vs. User Tool Collectible
Wholesale vs. Retail … how to tell, why does it matter?
Value added.
What tools to buy used? What tools can you buy used?
What to buy new? What tools to make?
Negotiating price.
Why you might not want it priced cheaper.
Finding tools.

All discussion will relate to woodworking and woodworking hand tools backed by Collectible User Tools on display.
Much needed:  please bring to the SIG an example or two of a collectible user tool in any condition … restored, unrestored, un-restorable, lot’s of examples needed.
Questions and comments may be directed to:
William Johnston, johnston@everestkc.net 913-492-6942
All members of the Guild, guests, and prospective members are invited and welcome and encouraged to attend.


About the SIG

See a YouTube video of Rob Young on Hand Tools at the Guild HERE.

This SIG will consist of people with an interest in acquiring, making, using, tuning and sharpening hand tools. Members agreed they were more interested in acquiring tools for use, rather than as part of a collection.

The group’s focus on acquiring tools might include:HTClass300

  • How to acquire the tools.
  • How to recognize collectible tools with greater value.
  • How much to pay.

Tools that the group might like to make includes:

  • Wood planes.
  • Handles for chisels, files, saws, etc.
  • Try-squares.
  • Levels.
  • Marking tools.

Structure of the Meetings

  • Demonstrations & Discussion
    • Means and methods of using hand tools
    • Acquiring and evaluating hand tools
    • Joinery
    • Relating hand tools to your home shop and the KCWG shop
  • Show & Tell.
    • Bring your new favorites to share
    • Samples of work
      The Hand Tool SIG meets monthly in the KC Woodworkers’ Guild Shop on the fourth Sunday of each month from 2:00 until 4:00 unless otherwise posted.
      For more information on hand tool SIG, contact Rob Young.