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Make. Paint. Build: Hints, tips and advice for model train enthusiasts, model makers and miniaturists


The gimlet hand-tool, what is it, why you need one and the best to get

Photo of a wooden handled gimlet
Another of my occasional posts on old-hand tools, this time the gimlet. What is it, why they're so useful, why I use them and the best Gimlet to get now. [...]

The scratch awl and its uses

Scratch awl, what are they
For reasons I can't explain, I love old tools and one of my favourites in my tool box is the scratch awl. [...]