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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.

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A Happy New Year to everyone interested in old tools and crafts

As the New Year is a major festival in the Far East, I thought it would be interesting to introduce an oriental flavour and feature some tools from Japan. Here is a short article on Japanese sumitsubo (ink pots for laying down a line on timber), which may be of interest.